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Islamabad Extends Winter Vacations for Schools and Colleges

Pakistani Kashmir female students come out from their school under snow fall in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on February 11, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD QAYYUM

Islamabad Extends Winter Vacations For Schools And Colleges:

Federal Capital Extends Winter Vacations For Schools And Colleges

Islamabad received rain earlier today, breaking a long dry spell in the weather and causing the federal capital’s temperature to drop even further.

As a result of the bitterly cold weather, the Federal Education Ministry has decided to extend the winter break for all public and private educational institutions in Islamabad.

The Ministry also directed Islamabad’s Private Educational Institutions (PEIs) to extend the winter break and ensure that the most recent instructions were followed in full.

According to the official notification, the winter break has been extended until January 7.

Academic activities in the city will resume on January 9.

Earlier, LHC Orders Punjab Govt To Extend Holidays Of Educational Institutions Due To the Smog Situation.

The court gave the order while hearing petitions which sought intervention from the Lahore High Court to protect students from hazardous smog.

LHC has summoned the director general of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to the next hearing to look into the smog problem.

During today’s hearing, the LHC noted that the smog situation is improving to an extent.

The court remarked that is the responsibility of the government to handle the smog problem.

Moreover, the LHC had earlier ordered the closure of educational institutions for three days a week, (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) to control children’s exposure to hazardous air.

The court remarked that 2022 is the fifth consecutive year the residents of Lahore faced a hazardous air atmosphere.

Smog and pollution have emerged as the two major problems for residents of Lahore and adjoining urban and sub-urban areas.

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