Due to security concerns, Balochistan’s Minister of Education, Naseebullah Marri, has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in Quetta for two days.
In a statement issued yesterday, he stated that all schools in the provincial capital will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to “unavoidable causes.”
Balochistan University, meanwhile, has been shuttered for two days.
The news comes only hours after the Balochistan Home Department issued orders for the Inspector-General Police (IGP) Balochistan, Commissioners, and Deputy Commissioners to assess and improve the province’s security measures.
“In public spaces, educational institutions, and commercial centers, foolproof security should be given,” it stated.
The directives were imposed in response to the province’s recent outbreak of terrorism, and the Railway Police has also issued a security high alert for railway stations. Security has been ramped up at the railway stations of Quetta, Sibi, Machh, and Chaman, according to police.