PSMA concerned at order for removal of barriers around schools

KARACHI: Private Schools Management Association (PSMA) Chairman Sharaf-uz-Zama has shown concern over the rangers’ order to remove the barriers from the schools’ surroundings.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday at Karachi Press Club, he said that after an attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, Sindh government had called a meeting to discuss tong-term security plan for schools, which had also been attended by Sindh Governor, Provincial Education Secretary, Transport Department’s representative, Commissioner Karachi, Private Institutes Director and law enforcement agencies. They had also given suggestions in that meeting.

He said on 7 April, the board examinations of class ninth and tenth will be started in which about 0.4 million candidates are taking part. He said in this current situation, the examination centers are on the top list of terrorists but after announcement by Director General (DG) rangers to remove the barriers from the public places, concerns had ermerged for the association.

Sharaf-uz-Zama said on instructions of Sindh government, most of the private schools had arranged the close circuit cameras and installed barriers on their personal expenses to cooperate with administration.

He appealed to the Sindh government to pay attention on current security issue facing schools and exempt the examination centers from the load shedding.

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