Counter-terrorism drills conducted in schools across Peshawar


PESHAWAR: In wake of the Bacha Khan University attack, security in schools across the country has been beefed up while mock security exercises were carried out in many others since last week.

The Elite Police Force personnel took part in a number of drills to fight against militants in various schools of Peshawar on Friday.

In Karachi, students and parents were informed on Tuesday that all institutes under the Army Public Schools & Colleges System in the city will remain closed till January 31 due to security concerns.

Earlier on Monday, the Punjab government announced closure of all public and private schools in the province from Jan 26 to 31, citing “extremely cold weather” as the reason.

Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Pakistani Elite Police Force members take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Pakistani Elite Police Force members take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Pakistani Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Pakistani Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

A member of Pakistan Elite Police Force takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

A member of Pakistan Elite Police Force takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

A Pakistani police commando takes part in a security drill at a local school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Pakistani authorities closed all the schools in the country's largest province, Punjab, following an alert over possible militant attacks, according to a government notice. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

A Pakistani police commando takes part in a security drill at a local school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Pakistani authorities closed all the schools in the country’s largest province, Punjab, following an alert over possible militant attacks, according to a government notice. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

A Pakistani Elite Police Force member takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

A Pakistani Elite Police Force member takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

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