Kohat Commissioner Syed Jamaluddin has said arms permits will be provided to government and private schools to ensure the security of students and staff.
He said this at a meeting held on Thursday at Kohat Commissioner House to discuss security issues of educational institutes across the region.
Heads of educational institutes in attendance were informed strict security measures are being taken as per the directives of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government.
Apart from providing arms permits, training will also be imparted to security staff at all schools, colleges and universities in Kohat, said the commissioner.
He asked all respective heads to dismiss Afghan employees from the institutes. “Classes should not be resumed until all security arrangements are completed.” Participants present were also given secret numbers to contact the police in case of an emergency.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2015.