As a stifling heatwave gains strength across Pakistan, the Punjab government has decided to shut down all schools across the province for a week while Sindh has decided to postpone matric exams.

A notification issued by the Government of Punjab states that due to the heat wave, a seven-day-long holiday has been announced in schools. Therefore, schools will remain closed from May 25 to May 31. However, schools that are carrying out exams will be allowed to continue.

PDMA Punjab had issued alerts earlier that the heat wave will span across Punjab from May 21 to 27.



Class 9th and 10th exams have been postponed in Karachi due to a possible heat wave.

The Board of Secondary Education has announced that there will be no matriculation board papers between May 21 and 27.

On the orders of the Minister for Education Boards and Universities, the Matriculation Board Karachi exams have been postponed and now the Matriculation Board exams will be held from May 28 as per the schedule.

Although the Intermediate exams were postponed earlier, now the Inter exams will start from May 27 instead of May 22.

The plains of Punjab and Sindh are in the grip of intense heat and a heatwave alert has also been issued by the Meteorological Department.