All schools will remain close until August 11

Karachi: All schools will remain close until August 11, Provincial Education Department confirmed.

Most private schools in the city had decided to reopen after summer vacation on Monday (Aug 3) but a notification by the Sindh government ordered extension of holidays by a week, to reopen.

The notification threats arresting school heads who defy government orders and open schools on Aug 3. While there are only around 1,500 government schools in Karachi, there are over 22,000 private schools in the city.

Private schools argued against the decision as it would have disrupted their curriculum for studies in schools but now they have taken the order of the Sindh Government and announced that schools will remain close until next week.