LAHORE: Educational institutes in Punjab reopened on Saturday after the government and religio-political parties reached an agreement to end the protests across the country following the Supreme Court’s verdict to release Aasiya Bibi.
A Punjab School Administration spokesperson told media that “schools will remain open in the province on Saturday as per routine and the educational activities are to resume as well”. It was further reported that despite the re-opening of schools, the student turnout is low.
In light of the protests, the new dates for the exams that were postponed will be announced soon.
Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also re-opened after being closed for two days.
Private and public educational institutions across KP, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh’s Karachi had remained closed and roads in major cities across the country had been blocked following the countrywide protest.
Moreover, mobile phone services have been suspended in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Gujranwala creating a hassle for the residents.