In spite of the assurance from Islamabad’s Inspector General of Police, Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, regarding the under-control security situation, several educational institutions in the federal capital have chosen to stay closed today. Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, in a video message shared on the capital police’s social media platforms yesterday, urged school officials not to alter school and college schedules, emphasizing that the security situation in the federal capital is presently manageable. Despite this advice, the majority of institutes have opted to close and transition to online classes. The International Islamic University’s spokesperson announced the closure of the institute from January 23 to January 26. Earlier, three prominent universities in Islamabad—Bahria, Air University, and National Defense University—had already declared indefinite closures.

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In contrast, Quaid-e-Azam University has decided to resume classes on Wednesday and has rescheduled exams originally planned for Monday and Tuesday to Saturday. The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) has advised private schools to enhance security measures and clarified that schools throughout the federal capital will remain open. Additionally, the Federal Directorate of Education has made a similar announcement. On the contrary, the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad clarified that the viral notification regarding the closure of educational institutes, markets, and commercial banks is fake.


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