LAHORE: The Punjab Education Department today announced that all educational institutions in the province will remain closed for three months.

All the government and private schools will remain closed from May 24th till August 15th in the wake of extremely hot weather in the province.

Provincial education minister Rana Mashhood said that the government cannot comprise on the health of children however, the schools which are undergoing examination will remain open.

On the other hand, Met Office has warned about very hot and dry weather over the country.

The plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh will be the centre of heat where day temperatures will cross over 45°C and central parts will touch a critical level of 50°C.

Temperatures in mountainous areas of GB and AJK will also rise by 4-5°C above average resulting into rapid melting of snow and glaciers