ISLAMABAD - The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has announced reopening educational institutes from September 1 after city administration agreed to vacate some 32 schools where security personnel are staying.
The chief commissioner of Islamabad Capital Territory informed the CADD Friday that out of 60 federal schools, 32 have been vacated from police and the rest would also be vacated as soon as possible. The Capital Administration and Development Division on Thursday had written a letter to the chief commissioner of Islamabad capital territory and the ministry of interior to get all the schools and colleges vacated from security officials to reopen them.
According to Capital Administration and Development Division, all schools except those which are still in the use of police would be opened from September 1. The students of the schools, which are in the use of security personnel, would be accommodated in those schools which have been vacated.
After the summer vacations, schools and colleges were supposed to open on August 11 but upon the request of the district government and interior ministry, the opening dates were extended thrice. Out of 422 schools and colleges nearly 60 schools and colleges were handed over to thousands of officials of Azad Jammu and Kashmir police, frontier constabulary and rangers who arrived to guard the city ahead of the long marches of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek.
Though the anti-government sit-ins still continue, the Capital Administration and Development Division has decided to reopen educational institutes. Although the schools are being vacated, yet the officials fear it seems unlikely to reopen all of them from Monday due to reported damages and unsanitary conditions.
“No strategy has been chalked out how the students of schools, which are in the use of security personnel, would be shifted to other schools and how the teachers of other schools would teach them,” maintained a Capital Administration and Development Division official.