ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI/QUETTA In the wake of terrorist attack on the Islamabads International Islamic University on Tuesday, the federal and all provincial governments have closed down all the educational institutions across the country including Islamabad. The Punjab government has ordered to close down all the public and private educational institutions across the province till further orders. Moreover, the government also directed security agencies and concerned departments to take steps on war footing for ensuring security arrangements in educational institutions across the province. This was decided at a meeting presided over by Senior Advisor to CM Punjab, Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa. Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Finance Minister Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, MNAs Khawaja Saad Rafique and Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq, MPA Dr Saeed Elahi, Chief Secretary Punjab, Home Secretary, Secretary Education, IG Police and other senior officials also participated. The meeting unanimously expressed the opinion that there were not substantial security arrangements in the institutions, particularly private ones, which needed to be improved. Meanwhile, the Sindh Government on Tuesday announced that all private and government schools and colleges in the province would remain closed from 21 to 24 October, 2009, while universities will be closed on 21 October (Wednesday) only. The provincial government took the decision due to security concerns, emerging after the twin blasts at Islamic University in Islamabad. Following the direction of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Karachi University (KU) has notified that all examinations, scheduled to be held on 21 October, have been postponed. New dates of examinations will be announced later on. NED University of Engineering and Technology announced that the examinations scheduled for 21 October were postponed and new dates will be communicated later on. Postgraduate classes will also be suspended on the above date. Meanwhile, all public and private educational institutions in Balochistan would remain closed till Sunday. Talking to newsmen, Balochistan Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed Khan said educational institutions including universities and colleges have been closed till Sunday because of security reasons. In the meanwhile all educational institutions under Army Public School and Colleges system have also been closed till further announcement in the province. APP adds: The NWFP government has also announced closure of all educational institutions in the province from Wednesday (today) to Sunday (October 25). According to a notification issued in Peshawar on Tuesday night, the decision has been taken to pre-empt any untoward happening in the wake of deteriorating law and order situation.