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January 30, 2016

Schools not following security SOPs may not be allowed to open


January 30, 2016


The educational institutions working under control of Punjab government which suddenly closed due to severe winter or security threats may not be opened even on Monday.

Assistant District Controller General (ADCG) Imran Ahmed Qureshi told ‘The News’ that several schools are not following the Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) regarding security. The schools will remain closed even on Monday in Rawalpindi if they never met Standard Operational Procedure (SOP), he warned. He also said that we are continuously checking security measures adopted by government and private schools here in city areas. We would also seal educational institutions adopting lose security measures, he claimed. We would never raise any issue if schools adopted SOP could open institutions on Monday, he assured.

Secondly, severe weather is continued here in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and it might be possible to increase vacations, he hoped.

He said the SOPs must be adopted to prevent terrorist activity and no leniency would be tolerated in this regard.

He said that in view of successful Zarb-e-Azb operation, the terrorists may target educational institutions and we should be fully prepared for it. He said the government has given special directives for enhancing the security of all the educational institutions. He said that 241 educational institutions in Rawalpindi, 27 in Attock, 39 Jhelum and 21 in Chakwal fall in category ‘A’ regarding security. He informed that all educational heads have been directed to build walls around the institutions and cover them with barbed wires. He warned that action would be taken against those not complying with the orders. Armed security guards should be deployed on the rooftops. Walkthrough gates, CCTV cameras should be installed and parking of vehicles near educational institutions should not be allowed, he added.

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