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March 3, 2016

Private schools reopen after break of one day

Islamabad

 
March 3, 2016

Islamabad: Having remained closed for one day over security concerns caused by the execution of Mumtaz Qadri in Adiala Jail of the adjoining Rawalpindi city, all private schools in the capital resumed classes on Wednesday.

Though thin attendance was reported in some educational institutions, most schools saw students show up in large numbers as usual.

Islamabad’s most privately-owned educational institutions kept their respective campuses in the capital city shut on Tuesday as funeral prayers of police guard Mumtaz Qadri was held in the garrison city.

A day ago, these schools closed campuses ahead of schedule soon after learning about the news of violence in Rawalpindi after the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri. However, the government educational institutions overseen by the Federal Directorate of Education operated normally.

Also on Wednesday, Quaid-i-Azam University, National University of Sciences and Technology, International Islamic University, National University of Modern Languages and Comsats Institute of Information Technology resumed classes after one-day closure.

Meanwhile, the Metro buses plying between Islamabad and Rawalpindi resumed service on Wednesday having remained off the roads for two consecutive days over fears of violence by the people protesting the Mumtaz Qadri execution.

Commuters used the service in large numbers showing the return of normalcy in the twin cities after two days of unrest.

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