Karachi protests: Some private schools to remain closed on Monday | Pakistan

KARACHI: The All Private Schools Association on Sunday announced to suspend educational activities on Monday in the wake of the unrest across the city.

Two factions of the Private Schools Association, the All Sindh Private Schools and Private Schools Associations, are yet to announce a decision.

According to reports received by this correspondent, senior officials of the Sindh Education Department are consulting over announcing an off in the state-run schools across the province.  

The administration of the Karachi University (KU) earlier today announced that examinations scheduled for Monday had been postponed.

The Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) too, announced to suspend all interviews and educational activities tomorrow, the varsity’s public relations officer told this correspondent.

In Punjab, all educational institutes will remain closed for two days in light of the Islamabad operation and the ensuing protests countrywide, the provincial minister for education said.

According to Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, all private and state-run educational institutes in the province will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, keeping in view the law and order situation after Islamabad operation.

Protesters belonging to a religious group continued to stage sit-ins and block roads in Lahore, Karachi and various other cities after security forces started an operation to disperse the Islamabad sit-in on Saturday.

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