LAHORE: All provincial governments have decided to keep all public and private educational institutes closed on the second consecutive day today (Friday) due to countrywide protests after the Asia Bibi case decision.
Aaccordint to spoksmen, decision of closing of the educational institutes in the different parts of the country has been taken because of security situation.
A notification has been issued by Punjab Education Department states that due to the possible traffic congestion in parts of the province, the competent authority has been pleased to direct that all public and privately managed schools in Punjab shall remain closed on Friday.
According to Punjab government spokesperson, the intermediate paper scheduled for today has been postponed. The new date for the paper will be announced later.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in his message on twitter on late Thursday night said that mobile phone service in all major cities across the countries, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Quetta, will remain suspended from 8:00am till Maghrib prayers.