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Sindh educational institutions closure due to security reasons

All educational institutions in Sindh closed
Karachi, Oct 21: All schools and colleges across the province have been closed for four days due to security reasons following the twin blasts at the International Islamic University in Islamabad on Tuesday. The government and private schools and colleges will remain closed from Oct 21 to 24, while all public sector and private universities across the province will be closed on Wednesday.

The examinations scheduled for Oct 21 have also been postponed. All educational institutions in the province falling within the jurisdiction of the federal government have been already closed since Monday. Sindh Education Secretary Rizwan Memon confirmed that private and government schools and colleges in the province would also stay closed from Wednesday to Sunday.

Similarly, the universities will be closed on Wednesday, according to an announcement made by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad.

The governor, who is also chancellor of all public sector universities in the province, has convened an urgent meeting of the vice-chancellors of all universities on Wednesday to review the security arrangements at all higher education institutions.According to a spokesman for the governor, the meeting will take some necessary decisions keeping in view the security situation in the country.

Dr Ibad remained in touch with the vice-chancellors even on Tuesday to keep himself abreast with the existing security arrangements at the campuses, the spokesman said. He said that the governor was informed by university administrations that strict security arrangements were in place at the campuses and there seemed no problem in continuing with the academic activities. Yet the governor, with a view to protecting the lives of students and teachers, wanted to review the security measures at the meeting called for Wednesday.

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Karachi university, NED universtiy exams postponed
Karachi: The controller of examinations of Karachi University announced on Tuesday that all papers of BA, BEd and MEd scheduled for Oct 21 had been postponed. He said the new date of the examinations would be announced later.

Similarly, the NED University of Engineering and Technology has also announced postponement of all the examinations scheduled for Wednesday.According to the registrar of the NED university, the new date of the postponed papers will be communicated later.

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Sindh University closed
Hyderabad: The Sindh University, Jamshoro will remain closed on Wednesday, said an announcement on Tuesday.Besides, the university also cancelled the test for recruitment of lecturers in computer science for Sindh University Mirpurkhas campus scheduled to be held on Wednesday.The test will now be conducted on October 22 at 4pm at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences (IMCS). Dawn

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IG orders enhanced security at educational institutions
Karachi: Sindh Inspector General of Police Sultan Sallahuddin Babar Khattak on Tuesday ordered the police officers to beef up security in all educational institutes in their respective areas. He further suggested to the administration of the educational institutes that they should also enhance their own vigilance and if they suspect any unusual activity, they should immediately inform the police helpline or the nearest police station. He added that Sindh police have declared red alert and cancelled all the leaves of police personnel. He further directed to the police that the lapse of security arrangement in any area would not be tolerated and they have to perform their duties effectively. PPI

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Admissions of Sindh student
Karachi: Sindh Law Minister Mohammed Ayaz Soomro assured the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday that the quota of seats in Karachi University for students from outside the city would be fully obtained and wherever students of Sindh liked, they would get admission.

He stated this while replying to a question of the Pakistan People's Party's Humera Alwani who took exception to the K, S, and P categories devised at the KU for students from outside Karachi while no other university had such a policy.

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LAN/WAN use permission
Karachi: The use/operation of a wireless local area network/wide area network does not require a licence/permission of the Sindh or federal government, Sindh IT Minister Raza Haroon told the assembly on Tuesday.

He was replying to a question of Arif Mustafa Jatoi of the National People's Party during the question hour. He said no licence was required by the "end-user'" as long as a free frequency band was available. He said WAN was being used in the government of Sindh. Dawn


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