ISLAMABAD: As many as 1,047 educational institutions in Punjab categorised as ‘A+’ have hired security guards without a security clearance, according to a fresh security audit of these schools, reports a local English daily.
According to the report as many as 446 such guards have been deployed by these institutions. 269 schools out of the total 1,047 are located in the Rawalpindi region, with 205 in Lahore, 156 and 167 in Gujranwala and Multan regions, respectively.
The last security audit, conducted in January by an intelligence agency, showed that foolproof security arrangements were required to make the educational institutions safe for the children.
According to the official, the schools were not following the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the foolproof security of educational institutions issued by the Home Department.
International schools, army schools and those schools which have students over 500 or more are categorised as ‘A+’ whereas educational institutions with the strength of 250 to 500 students are put in the category ‘A’.