Universities to Remain Closed on Monday

I have just recieved word that the Higher Education Commission has announced that universities across the country will remain closed on Monday. This information is not as yet confirmed, but I’ll keep you posted as I find out more.

Update (Dec 29 2007, 7:21 pm): It is now being said that in case elections are still held, universities will remain closed till January 9. Confirmation still pending.

Update (Dec 29 2007, 9:00 pm): Yup, it’s official. Monday’s off.

18 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 29th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    Yup I read something similar in news scroll bars … federal colleges close till Jan 9 … there must be few unis with exams still pending :Yup I read something similar in news scroll bars … federal colleges close till Jan 9 … there must be few unis with exams still pending :<


  2. Kathy Sy (unregistered) on December 29th, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

    How is State of affairs in Faisalabad, Our Company is doing business with pakistan for past 6 to 7 year. Can any body update us about the business life textile sector.

    Thanks
    Kathy


  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    @Kathy hopefully things would be back to normal with next few days


  4. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 12:30 am

    I agree with Doctor, dont be afraid Kathy – Things will be better – back to normal – in course of few days only, inshah allah!!

    Fatima, official?? U mean everything off or just unis :-)


  5. khalid ahmed (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    i was thinking of moving to islamabad in july with my wife and 4 children from london and puting them in westminster or city school but am having second thought please can anyone tell me the real situation in pakistan to help me decide any info or advice very welcome thank you in advance for your help


  6. khalid ahmed (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    i was thinking of moving to islamabad in july with my wife and 4 children from london and puting them in westminster or city school but am having second thought please can anyone tell me the real situation in pakistan to help me decide any info or advice very welcome thank you in advance for your help


  7. Yoseph (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 10:22 am

    I think it would be very foolish to do business with Pakistan at this time!!! The government has gone totally mad by killing our ex prime minister no matter how much people liked or disliked her. If there is a strike in a few more days or the law and order situation does not improve, the country will.. WILL decend into chaos. The army will have to step in and forcefully remove musharaff which I think might happen and hold new elections soon.

    As far as moving here, if you can tolerate days on end of no petrol, and basic food utilities, and electric shut downs going on daily due to lack of rain and other sources of electricity being non existant (only tarbella dam, we need more dams!!) and low gas pressure ( we piss off baluchistanis which is where our gas comes from ) then you will be fine.

    It would be patriotic to lie and tell foreigners its safe here and things are just fine but honestly things have changed drastically in 1 year in Pakistan. I would stay on the sidelines.


  8. Islooite (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    I agree with Yoseph ….Mr. Khalid…I am not sure of the basis on which you decided to move to Pakistan but as it is these days for the past few years, the law and order situation is at its worst here. You cannot go out in public without fear for your own life, or of your loved ones. There is fear and panic every where. Businesses are suffering, people are losing millions of dollars in terms of life and property. It can be called anything but a conducive environment to do business in Pakistan. Unemployment is at its peak. Unless you have “secure” connections, it’s very difficult to find jobs on merit, and with responsibilities that commensurate your capabilities. There is no law, and no functional judiciary. And on top of it, this is a nuclear state in the back yard of Taliban regime.I am unmarried, and do not have any kids, but if I had a family, and kids I would never bring them up in this lawless, violent, and in tolerant environment where the quality of life is pathetic.


  9. Planner (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

    This is true!

    University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore is also closed on Monday, 31st Decemeber, 2007. Notice is placed in all the hostels of UET…


  10. khalid (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

    thank u for ur honest answers i am oringinaly from jhelum married and moved to britain 13 years a go i wanted my children to see my culture and to live with our own people and learn about pakistan and our lanuage which is hard in britain.i thought islamabad was a good city an advanced city a modern city to live in i was thinking to live in bahira town and by a resturant for my living i am fed up of britain and its media protraying islam in a bad light and dont want my children to pick up on it.please can you give me more info of life in isloo and the schools city,westminster thank u


  11. khalid (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

    thank u for ur honest answers i am oringinaly from jhelum married and moved to britain 13 years a go i wanted my children to see my culture and to live with our own people and learn about pakistan and our lanuage which is hard in britain.i thought islamabad was a good city an advanced city a modern city to live in i was thinking to live in bahira town and by a resturant for my living i am fed up of britain and its media protraying islam in a bad light and dont want my children to pick up on it.please can you give me more info of life in isloo and the schools city,westminster thank u


  12. khalid ahmed (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    i really cannot belive things are that bad i was really looking forward to moving it looks like a beautiful city does it really not have gas and electricity readily available can someone tell me about the real isloo


  13. khalid ahmed (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

    i really cannot belive things are that bad i was really looking forward to moving it looks like a beautiful city does it really not have gas and electricity readily available can someone tell me about the real isloo


  14. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    What makes u think islamabad has no gas and electricity??


  15. khalid (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    from the coments of mr yousuf above can u enlighten me


  16. Islooite (unregistered) on December 31st, 2007 @ 9:11 am
  17. JayJay (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 9:16 am

    Khalid – You are better off raising your children in England. If that country was good enough for you to migrate to 13 years back, it is still good enough for anyone to continue to live there. If the western culture has not influenced you in any bad way over the period, it won’t affect your children. In England nobody will stop you from practicing your religion. You don’t have to worry about suicide bombs, humiliation at police check-posts, frustrate over non-functional public transport or confront aggression daily on streets from your countrymen.

    I really don’t understand when you say “i am fed up of britain and its media protraying islam in a bad light and dont want my children to pick up on it.” In my opinion media only mirrors actuality. It only shows you what happens. In fact, it is Muslims – mostly literalists and Islamists – who are excelling in the job of tarnishing the image of their religion due to their ignorance, intolerance and self-righteousness. West is not blowing up mosques and Muslims, fellow brothers-in-religions do.

    If you cannot avoid but returning to a violent, inhumane and hypocritical place, i.e., Pakistan, your children will have be comparatively better off living in Islamabad. I believe by bringing your children back to Pakistan, you will be putting them to an enduring trial just for the sake of your own (mis)conception about the West (and about Pakistan). I can bet that you will end up taking your family back to the pristine, peaceful and civilized UK before too long.


  18. khalid ahmed (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 1:21 am

    why do u not do anything about it things are not that rosy in uk u muslims will always be second class citizens unless u sell urselfs to be english i will think about dubai instead many people have moved back to pakistan and say it is very good so i dont no why u are so angry



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