The Sindh government today closed all schools and colleges in Karachi and Hyderabad in preparation for the upcoming phase-II of the local body elections, scheduled for Sunday.
In this context, the provincial government has issued two notifications from the Department of School Education & Literacy and the Department of College Education, announcing the closure of educational institutions in both the departments.
On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced that local elections would be held as scheduled, rejecting the Sindh government’s call to delay them for the fourth time.
It is worth mentioning that phase II was originally scheduled for July 2022, but due to the devastating floods in Sindh, the provincial government postponed it to August 28 and then to October 23 and then again to January 15, 2023. After a bumpy road, municipal elections will finally be held in two divisions.