All private and public educational institutions in the federal capital and Punjab province will remain closed on Friday, Nov 2, owing to the prevailing law and order situation in the country.
The Federal Education Ministry announced on Thursday that all educational institutions under its ambit in the federal capital will remain closed on Friday.
The announcement came in the wake of the prevailing law and order situation in the country following the Supreme Court’s verdict in Asia Bibi case on Wednesday.
The SC’s verdict acquiting a blasphemy convict has sparked violent protests across the country including the federal capital, leading to disruption of routine life in the country.
The private educational institutions in the country especially private schools remained closed across the country on Thursday.
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APSF) has announced that all private schools across the country will remain closed on Friday too.
President PSA Kashif Mirza the decision was taken following the critical law and order situation prevailing in the country.
“Owing to prevalent law and order situation, students are advised to restrict their movement till the next day to safe & secure as a safety measure,” he added.
It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan comes to a grinding halt after a three members supreme court bench headed by the chief justice acquitted a Christian woman sentenced to death by a lower court on blasphemy charges. The situation remained tense on Thursday with religious groups staging sit-ins at different points across the country.
Meanwhile, Punjab Education Department has announced to cancel the intermediate exams scheduled for November 2 and 3 all over the province.
The exams of Sociology and Computer Science were to be held on Nov 2 while the paper of English was scheduled for Nov 3.
The board administration stated that the new date for cancelled papers will be announced later. Moreover, Punjab University has also postponed all exams that were scheduled for November 2, says the PU spokesperson. He further added that the new date for these exams shall be announced later.