KARACHI, Aug 17: All private and government educational institutions in Karachi and Hyderabad will remain closed on Friday, it was officially announced on Thursday evening.

Announcing this, Secretary Education, Sindh, Ghulam Ali Pasha told Dawn that the decision had been taken in view of the conditions created by the heavy rains.

A spokesman for the University of Karachi said that teaching activity and examination scheduled for Friday had been put off. However, offices of the university would remain open, he said, adding that the new dates for the postponed examinations would be announced later.

The acting vice-chancellor of the NED University, Dr Shamsul Haq said that teaching at the university had been suspended for Friday but the offices would remain open.

Prof Masood Hameed, Vice-Chancellor of the Dow University, said that academic activities would remain suspended on Friday.

Director of IBA, Danishmand, said that academic activities at the institute would continue as usual on Friday.

It was further learnt that the KU, NED and Dow universities have also decided not to run point buses due to the flooded roads.

Meanwhile, attendance at educational institutions in the city on Thursday remained thin due to rain on overnight.

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