Ninth-grade board exams scheduled to be held on May 11 and 12 across Punjab have been postponed owing to the prevailing situation, education authorities announced Wednesday.
A new date for the exams — which are conducted by nine different boards across the province — will be announced later, according to a statement by the Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED).
The PHED also announced that all colleges and universities in the province would remain closed for two more days (May 11 and 12). However, medical colleges will remain open.
Due to the developing situation in the country, the British Council has also cancelled all Cambridge International, Pearson, University of London, ACCA, and IELTS exams scheduled across Pakistan on May 11.
The PHED previously postponed exams scheduled for today following countrywide unrest after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest.
At least four people were killed in the ensuing violence while the army was called in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan. Meanwhile, Sindh imposed Section 144 to maintain law and order.
Mobile data services were shut for a second day while Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook were disrupted.