Schools security following Marriott blast
Are you being watched?: Schools increase security following Marriott blast
Lahore, Sep 24: Private educational institutes around the city have increased their
security measures following the blast at the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, learnt on Sunday.
The administrations of various private schools
said that they have increased their security, adding, however, that they did not
intend to shut down any schools.
Numerous educational institutes have,
however, closed certain gates and demand that the students show their identity
cards to enter the premises. The educational institutes, especially the elite
private schools, have become more concerned since they heard a rumour that all
American schools have closed because of security threats.
were a lot of phoned-in bomb hoaxes at numerous institutes like the APWA
College, International School of Choueifat, Lahore Grammar School (LGS),
Beaconhouse Defence, the National College of Arts, the Punjab University
Institute of Art and Design and the Divisional Public School Township. All
institutes tightened their security measures following these incidents, a
practice they have been forced to continue following the Islamabad blast.
Two suicide blasts have previously occurred in the city near schools,
one at the Naval War College opposite Aitchison College, Lahore and the other in
the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) building, which was located near Saint
Anthony's High School and Sacred Heart. Several students were injured in the FIA
On Monday, a rumour spread across the city that all American and
elite private administrations were planning to shut down their schools for
security reasons, but they informed that they were only increasing
security measures, adding that they did not intend to close the
American International School System (AISS): Sources at the AISS
said that the school's administration was concerned about terrorist activities
following the Islamabad blast, but added that they had already taken measures to
increase security so they would not have to close the school.
Grammar School (LGS): An administrative official at LGS said that all LGS
administrations have already installed closed circuit cameras at all LGS
branches. They added that they have also increased the number of security guards
on duty at each branch.
Beaconhouse School System (BSS): BSS Media
Adviser Ali Tabraiz Bukhari said that the BSS would not be closing any branches,
adding that it was satisfied with the security measures that it has already
Salamat School System (SSS): SSS Administrator Sajjad Ahmad said
that the administration has banned vehicles from entering their premises, adding
that they have also increased the number of security guards.
International School: ACE International School Principal Attia Shah said that
she has security guards surrounding their schools, adding that she did not feel
as though her school required any closed circuit cameras.
A faculty member of the school said that parents and teachers fear a terrorist
attack, adding that the teachers' parents are also worried given the current
condition of the country. She said that she has taken all necessary steps to
ensure a safe studying environment.
Saint Anthony's High School:
Principal Noel Cyprin said that since some students had gotten injured in the
FIA blast, they have taken advanced security measures to prevent any
The City School: A faculty member of the City School said
that students, parents and teachers fear that the wave of terrorism present
across the country might move back to the city. She added that fear has really
struck in since the Islamabad blast. Increased security measures are being taken
to ensure parents of the students' safety while at school, she
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Administrator Akramullah Sheikh said that hidden cameras have been installed
around the school premises, adding that they have also increased the amount of
security guards present. He added that they are checking all visitors and only
allowing entry to students after they have presented their identity cards. Daily Times
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Hailey College directory of 1st MBA batch
Lahore: A directory of the pioneer graduating batch of MBA Insurance and
Risk Management session 2005-07 of The Hailey College of Banking and Finance
will be launched at the college premises on Wednesday, September 24. College
principal Prof Dr Kh Amjad Saeed will later address a press conference to
highlight the significance of this qualification being offered by the college, a
constituent college of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, according to a
press release.Aslam Sabir chairman Lahore insurance industry and other
representatives will also speak on the Importance of the MBA program in
Insurance and Risk Management to the industry, and its contribution towards
accelerating socio-economic outlook of the country and the wellbeing of the
people as enshrined in Article 38 of the Constitution of Pakistan. App
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'PU students' safety will be ensured'
Lahore: All possible efforts will be made to protect the lives of
Punjab University (PU) students and upgrade the level of education, Governor
Salmaan Taseer said on Tuesday. He said this to PU Vice-Chancellor Mujahid
Kamran at Governor House. The PU VC informed the governor about the students'
curricular activities and apprised him of the ongoing investigations of the
police concerning the buried weapons that were recently found on the varsity's
grounds. Daily Times
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|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|