KARACHI: A public holiday has been declared in Karachi due to warning of torrential rains and urban flooding.
According to a notification issued by the Commissioner Karachi, all educational institutions, offices and business have been ordered stay closed on October 1.
Earlier, Sindh government also announced the closure of all state-run and private schools across Sindh.
The announcement was made by the Sindh Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah late Thursday evening.
According to a notification issued in this regard, the minister said the decision was taken in view of the bad weather condition and the heavy rainfall. “The decision will be applicable to all public and private schools across the province,” the notification said.
Earlier in the day, All Sindh Private Schools and Colleges Association (ASPSCA) said that it would keep the schools shut on October 1.
Amid uncertain weather conditions, schools and colleges will remain closed in affected districts, the association’s chairman, Haider Ali, said in a statement.
“The decision has been taken as the parents were worried […] in districts where the weather conditions are fine, the educational institutions will remain open,” the chairman added.