Due to the terrorists attack in Pakistan the schools were closed and the Pakistan's interior minister today criticised the government in Punjab province for shutting down schools over fears of terror attacks. Punjab ordered closing of schools for the entire week citing extreme winter as the reason but media reports suggested that threat of militant attacks forced the government to take the decision.
Nisar Ali Khan said "Security can be improved while schools are still on. We should give a message of strength and unity and fight against the atmosphere of fear and terror.” He added that "The terrorists are desperate so they are attacking the softest targets. There are hundreds of thousands of schools in Pakistan. Securing each is a difficult job, but it must be done.