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Cyclone Gulab: offices, businesses, educational institutes close in Karachi

All educational institutes including private and public sector schools and colleges businesses and offices will remain closed on Friday in view of the heavy rain forecast, according to officials.

Commissioner Karachi has declared a holiday as the city prepares to cope with rains and possible urban flooding, SAMAA TV reported.

The commissioner has issued a notification stating all educational institutions, offices, and businesses shall remain closed, it said

Earlier, Sindh Education Minister announced that schools and college would not open.

The All Sindh Private Schools and Colleges Association (ASPSCA) was the first to made an announcement about schools closure on Thursday.

Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah finally announced a holiday for schools and colleges by midnight. Commissioner Karachi’s notification came late night.

“The Education Department announces a holiday across the Sindh province in view of heavy rains tomorrow,” the minister tweeted.

Shah said all public and private schools and colleges will remain closed on Friday, according to the tweet.

ASPSCA Chairman Haider Ali said they had made the decision after parents expressed concerns over reports of possible urban flooding in the city.

He said schools and colleges would open in other Sindh
cities where clear weather conditions prevailed.

The Met Department has forecast thunderstorm on Friday and
Saturday as a weather system, described as a remnant of Cyclone Gulab, moves towards
Karachi.

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