The Punjab government has announced winter holidays for educational institutions in Punjab.
According to a notification issued on Thursday, all educational institutions in Punjab will observe winter holidays from December 19 to January 3.
Extended winter holidays have been announced in Punjab due to extremely cold weather and security of the educational institutions.
The major private schools in the city have also announced winter vacations in the wake of the government order, pushing it up from the previously announced schedule. The schools were going to close for winter vacations from Tuesday, while these have been announced earlier.
Sources revealed that there is a security threat to these schools owing to which they have decided to shut the schools. All schools including Beaconhouse, Lahore Grammar School, Salamat School will be closed.