Exams slated for May 10 (Wednesday), according to the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), have been postponed due to the violent demonstrations that followed the arrest of the former prime minister Imran Khan.
The board’s controller of examinations declared in a statement that the class nine Pakistan Studies paper will not be administered in Pakistan and overseas, with the revised date to be revealed later.
Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Khan, was detained on the grounds of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in accordance with a warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Following his detention, the PTI asked its followers to demonstrate and “block all roads, close all shops” throughout Pakistan.
Workers from the PTI then staged demonstrations in a number of cities, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, and Mardan.
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Hyderabad and the Board of Secondary Education in Karachi have opted to carry on with the tests, but the British Council has also decided to cancel all of the exams planned for May 10.
The ninth-class examination scheduled on May 10 has been cancelled by the Punjabi education officials.
Exams across the province have been postponed, according to a statement from the Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED), and a new date will be revealed later.
The PHED has mandated that all colleges and institutions in the province close, according to a separate statement.