Life in Islamabad paralysed, schools and colleges to remain close till Aug 24

There is growing resentment and anger among the citizens in the wake of 'Azadi and Inqilab marches' which has caused havoc across the whole country

Islamabad - Colleges and schools in Islamabad will remain closed till August 24.

According to government officials, holidays for colleges and schools were extended till August 18 but due to security situation in the wake of ‘Azadi and Inqilab marches,’ the holidays have been extended till August 24. In the light of the new announcement, all the federal government and private sector institutions will reopen on August 25.

The situation has worsened in the federal capital as citizens see their lives totally paralysed in the wake of Imran Khan and Dr. Qadri-led sit-ins. "Enough is enough" why our comfort and normal activities have been put in stake, we are the victims of political agenda being persuaded by the two leaders, said a representative body of the citizens while commenting on the prevailing situation in the capital.

President Islamabad Citizen Committee (ICC) Ahmad Rana said, ''The apathy on the part of the government's functionaries is also evident and as it appeared so far they have set aside the peace, security and comfort of the citizens. Our interest was compromised while dealing with the situation.''

He said that the leaders of political parties must ensure that normal civic and commercial activities are not disrupted and no public or national property is damaged or destroyed adding that a criminal network has already thronged the city and they are roaming around without any check.

The President ICC said, "We wonder how medical and other emergencies would be managed with non-availability of fuel and closure of roads due to processions and sit-ins. The relevant departments and the political leaders must ponder over it, if they have any respect for the basic rights citizens."

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