All educational institutions run by the federal government and the armed forces and some top-ranking private sector institutions will remain closed for up to a week in Islamabad, cantonments, all major cities, FATA(Federally-administetered territories), Gilgit-Baltistan and Pak Occupied Kashmir, a private TV channel reported on Monday.
The channel said government has decided to close schools and colleges for a week because of security threats.
Meanwhile, the City School, Grammar schools and the Beaconhouse School System have also decided to close their institutions for three days.
The decision would not affect schools and colleges run by provincial governments and other private sector institutions.
Students living in hostels have also been sent home because of security concerns.
The channel reported that a notification would be issued on Monday for the holidays. Garrison School in Rawalpindi will also remain closed for three days.
In Balochistan, the federal government schools and colleges would also remain closed, while PAF Schools did not open in Mianwali on Monday. The private Roots School System also announced the closure of its institutions in Islamabad.