PESHAWAR – Minister for information and Higher Education in provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said that All the Educational institution of KP will remain close until the January 12.
The Government of Pakistan on KP decided to extend winter vacations until January 12 in governmental institutions of KP due to security concerns in the country.
The decision for extending vacations was taken as part of the government’s plan to beef up security at educational institutions. Security guards are being hired and other security steps are also being taken for the purpose.
Earlier, the institutions were scheduled to be closed till January 9, 2014.
However, a further extension in holidays is still anticipated to take place.
educational institutions of the federal capital also remain close till January 11 winter vacation, as cold wave grips the entire country,
Spokesman for the Ministry for Federal Affairs, Tahir Rafiq, said all educational institutions in Islamabad will remain shut till January 11.
The announcement was made two days after schools and colleges reopened after winter vacations on January 01. Further vacations are announced as cold wave grips the federal capital and the entire country.
On December 16, at least 141 people, including 132 children and nine staff members of the Army Public School, were killed when unidentified armed men opened fire due to ineffective security measures in the school.
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