Islamabad: Schools, colleges to stay closed on Jan 14


ISLAMABAD: The government lately announced that all education institution in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi will remain closed on January 14, because of long march planned by chief of Tehreek-e-Minhaj-ul-Quran, Dr Tahirul Qadri. The decision to close the educational institutions in the twin cities has been taken due to the security reasons on January 14.

Schools in the outskirts of federal capital will also remain closed, a senior official of the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) and district administration of Rawalpindi said. Meanwhile, President of All Pakistan Private Schools also announced that the private educational institutions in the twin cities will remain closed on January 14.

Similarly, the driving license branch of Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) will also remain closed on January 14 to 15 due to security reasons, as hundreds of applicants visit daily for driving licenses to ITP office, police sources said. Spokesman of Islamabad police said that the driving license branch of ITP will remain closed from January 14 to 15 due to service and repair of machinery and equipment used in processing and for issuing driving license.

He said applicants, who want to visit ITP office to get new driving licenses or for renewal purposes have been asked not to come as Driving License Office will resume working from January 16. He said the annual stock handing and taking process will be completed during these days.

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