Schools and colleges across Punjab will remain closed on Thursday in the wake of provincewide protests after the Supreme Court acquitted Aasiya Bibi in the blasphemy case.
According to the Punjab Education Department, all government schools will remain closed. Separately, All Pakistan Private Schools Association also announced that schools would remain closed tomorrow (Thursday).
A statement released by the Private Schools Association stated that due to the deteriorating situation in the city and roads being blocked, students would not be able to reach schools.
A number of private schools and colleges have already announced holiday for Thursday. These include Beaconhouse School, City School, British Grammar School, The Punjab School, Bloomfield School, Lahore Garrison School, among others.
The Punjab Higher Education Department has also directed the universities to remain closed on Thursday in view of the security situation, according to the recent inputs.
Meanwhile, a number of routes have been closed for traffic in Lahore and other major cities of the province. A high alert has been issued in all government hospitals