Punjab closes schools due to security threat not cold: Report
Shiite News: According to reports of news agency Associated Press received on Tuesday, 26th January from Islamabad, a memo issued by the government stated that all schools of Punjab have been closed due to security threats not cold.
Associated Press received a copy of the memo according to which intelligence agencies warned the government that 13 Taliban militants have been planning, from Afghanistan, to carry out suicidal attacks on schools in Pakistan.
Different news agencies reported that Punjab’s Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed made an announcement on 25th January, late at night, that all schools of the province would remain close till 31st January. However, he did not mention anything related to security threats and intelligence agencies’ warning rather he declared extreme cold weather as the reason for extending the holidays.
The warning issued by intelligence agencies came only after a week of attack on Bacha Khan University which was carried out by a rebel group of TTP. 21 people were martyred in the attack and most of them were university students.