Due to security concerns in the region, the private education institutions are to remain closed in the federal capital Islamabad, reports Dawn News on Tuesday.

Zofran Elahi, president of the Private Schools Association stated that the schools that will remain closed are Islamabad Convent School, Beaconhouse School System, Lahore Grammar School, Roots, Frobel’s International, City School, Headstart and others.


He stated that the 200 schools that were part of the association will remain closed because of the anticipated law and order situation.

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi also postponed matriculation exams, as Chairman BISE Dr Mohammad Zareef stated; new dates are soon to be announced.

Many educational institutions such as Institute of Information Technology, COMSATS, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) and Fauji Foundation College will also remain closed today.

Security concerns related to Mumtaz Qadri’s execution yesterday, who was accused of Salman Taseer’s murder, caused quite an uproar in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and other areas.

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