Countrywide schools, colleges closed

ISLAMABAD: All the educational institutions of Sindh and the NWFP province including Azad Kashmir will remain closed till October 24 following the bombings at Islamic University of Islamabad. But, the Punjab government announced to close indefinitely all the educational institutions.

In the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Fatima Jinnah University, Barani, Allama Iqbal Open University, FAST University and Bahria University will remain closed till Sunday.

A meeting held here with Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa in chair, decided to keep all the educational institutions closed till further orders.

According to Sindh government announcement, all private and government institutes of the province will remain closed till October 24.

Announcements regarding keeping the universities closed tomorrow (October 21) have been made by Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad and the chancellors of universities in the province.

Azad Kashmir Education Secretary announced that all the educational institutions including Azad Kashmir University will remain closed till Sunday.

Balochistan education minister said all the educational institutions will remain closed till Sunday. However, all the educational institutions being run under Defence Ministry and those established in the cantonment area have already been closed for a week.

The sources privy to Interior Ministry said threats have been received to target the educational institutions especially those being run under Pakistan Army.

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