LAHORE: The government has announced closure of all public and private schools in Punjab from Jan 26 to 31.

“Due to extreme cold and requests from parents, all public and private schools in Punjab will remain closed from Jan 26 to 31. It’s an urgent decision to protect the students from diseases due to extreme cold,” EDO Education Pervaiz Akhtar told Dawn on Monday.

A source in the Punjab Education Department said that the government was not satisfied with many schools for their poor security arrangements. He said the government had directed them to improve security by Jan 31.

The EDO said colleges and universities would remain open.

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Published in Dawn, January 26th, 2016

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