Colleges in Peshawar region to reopen only if security checks are in place

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Islamabad, Dec 23: Government colleges and universities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been told not to reopen until security checks are in place.

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The institutions were also told to consult police and deputy commissioners before reopening at the end of the ongoing winter vacation, Dawn online reported Tuesday.

The security guidelines were issued in the wake of the Dec 16 Taliban attack on Peshawar's Army Public School which killed 148 people, including 132 children.

According to officials, the department has asked universities and colleges to restrict the movement of visitors to the administration block and stop them from going to academic blocks.

They have been told to evict non-students from hostels. All vehicles entering the institutions have to be thoroughly checked.

Colleges and universities have also been instructed to increase the number of security guards.

IANS

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