LAHORE - The government will not open educational institutions until satisfactory security arrangements are put in place. Out of 103 high-profile educational institutions in the City, only 40 have security system while rest of them have been asked to take security steps according to their requirements as soon as possible. Senior Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa told the Punjab Assembly while responding to a point of order on Wednesday. The Assembly session last day started one and a half hour beyond the stipulated time 10:am with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the Chair. On a point of order by Ch Safraz Afzal, the House offered fateha for the students and others who killed in attacks on Islamic University Islamabad on Tuesday. The House also condemned attacks in the strongest terms. The opposition wanted the House to discuss the terror situation in the province particularly following the Islamic University attacks but the Chair did not allow upon which Amna Ulfat staged a walkout. Dr Tahir Ali Javed of the Forward Bloc raised the issue of closure of the schools in the context that it was a loss to precious studies of the students. He asked the government to come clean on the real hands behind the terrorist acts in the country without giving it any other colour so that people could well know the real faces out to disturb our national life. In reply, Zulfiqar Khan Khosa said the government would not open the institutions unless adequate security measures are put in place according to the needs. He said last day attendance in the schools was 50 per cent less which was likely to come down to 90 per cent out of terror scare and this factor also came into consideration while taking decision to close down the institutions. He said instructions had been passed through the home department and the DCOs to all institutions to complete their security arrangements. Khosa also urged the Chair to prorogue the current session as terrorists had also made threats against the Assembly. PPP Member Sajida Mir acknowledging the gravity of the situation mentioned about the elaborated security deployment outside the Assembly and criticised that in this scenario the members were discussing the allotment of the plots to them the previous day. In the question hour, Provincial Minister for Planning and Development Dost Muhammad Khosa replied to a question on the development of Fort Monroe Valley of DG Khan that a development authority was being set up for this purpose. To a supplementary question on making at par 30 per cent house rent to the employees serving in rural areas with the 45 per cent of the salaries given to those serving in urban areas, the parliamentary secretary for finance replied that it was the federal government policy which the provincial government was following, so any change in this regard would come through the federal government. The opposition and the PPP members took a serious exception to the non-availability of the answer to the question put by Nighat Nasir Sheikh about the number of information technology centers, their locations and the steps taken to inform the public about their utility. The speaker also took note of the fact that despite elapse of a considerable time, the answer had not been submitted and neither the relevant minister nor the parliamentary secretary for information technology was present in the House. (About the Parliamentary Secretary Nargis Faiz, Sajida Mir told the House that due to death of her aunt she could not turn up to the House). The Chair, however, asked for a probe through the assembly secretary as to why not the department has sent the reply. To a question on the access to Justice Programme for the sake of ensuring justice to the lay man, the parliamentary secretary on finance informed the House the government intended to set up a committee of technocrats and the members to formulate recommendations and the committee would be finalised after approval of the programme for which he added, the government was negotiating with Asian Development Bank for $400 million funds, which would come after the government would make to the bank a formal request that had yet not been done. Mentioning about the previously given $350 million funds for the same programme, he said, the amount was given to the federal government out of which Punjab received $61.32 million through the NFC and with that money the process of justice was on without any major hurdle.