LAHORE – As the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) gears up to take to Mall Road on Wednesday and re-launch an agitation campaign against the PML-N government, the Punjab education ministry has decided to keep schools and colleges in the area shut for at least the next two days.
“The government will decide when to reopen educational institutions depending on what the situation is,” said Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood.
The private school association has also agreed to keep all schools shut in the area as well.
On the other hand, PAT is busy preparing for its protest on Mall Road, where they will reiterate their demand for Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s resignation for their alleged complicity in the Model Town incident.
All markets at or near Mall Road, Panorama Centre, Hall Road and Regal roundabout will remain shut for the duration of the protest.