Punjab announces election holidays from Feb 6 to 9

Punjab announces election holidays from Feb 6 to 9

Punjab announces election holidays from Feb 6 to 9

Punjab announces election holidays from Feb 6 to 9

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LAHORE: In anticipation of the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 8, the Interim Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, declared a four-day holiday for all educational institutions in the province on Wednesday.

The Caretaker CM of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, disclosed that the Provincial Cabinet has sanctioned the closure of all public and private schools, colleges, and universities in Punjab from February 6 to February 9 in light of the general elections.

In a tweet, the caretaker CM instructed school administrations to initiate classes at 9:30 am until February 3, after which regular school timings would be observed.

Previously, the Caretaker government had decided to prolong the winter vacations for schools in Punjab. According to details, the caretaker government extended the vacations in schools in Lahore and other cities of the province until January 9. A notification from the School Education Department outlined that all schools, both private and public, would resume classes on the 10th of the following month.

On November 30, Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi had announced winter vacations across Punjab, indicating that schools and colleges would remain closed from December 18 until January 1. However, the reopening date was later adjusted to January 10. Mohsin Naqvi mentioned that the air quality had improved in the province, leading to the decision not to impose a ban in the upcoming week.

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