All private schools to remain closed today

ISLAMABAD: All private schools would remain closed on Wednesday ahead the unrest fueled by PTI chief Imran Khan’s arrest outside the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

All Pakistan Private Schools Federation president Kashif Mirza announced the closure. “An announcement regarding resumption of activities will be made after Wednesday,” he added.

However, matriculation exam would be held as per schedule, announced the Board of Secondary Education Karachi.
All public schools in Lahore will see a day off tomorrow. In Islamabad, Quaid-e-Azam University will also remain shut for at least one day. On the other hand, KP school education department has announced a seven-day closure of schools with annual exams postponed until May 16.

Protests erupted across Pakistan against the arrest of the PTI chief earlier in the day. The Punjab government also imposed Section 144 to restore order amid widespread protests across the province. According to a notification issued by the Home Department, Rangers were summoned to assist the police to contain the situation.

The government has also written to the communication ministry requesting that mobile services be suspended in major cities to prevent potential dis-turbances and maintain peace.

Mian Shakeel Ahmed, the Additional Chief Secretary, assured citizens that the government is committed to protecting their lives and property at all costs.

The decision to impose Section 144 was made after agitated protesters stormed government buildings and blocked roads, causing traffic disruptions. –Agencies