Counter-terrorism drills conducted in schools across Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: In wake of the Bacha Khan University attack, security in schools across the country has been beefed up while mock security exercises were carried out in many others since last week.

The Elite Police Force personnel took part in a number of drills to fight against militants in various schools of Peshawar on Friday.

In Karachi, students and parents were informed on Tuesday that all institutes under the Army Public Schools & Colleges System in the city will remain closed till January 31 due to security concerns.

Earlier on Monday, the Punjab government announced closure of all public and private schools in the province from Jan 26 to 31, citing “extremely cold weather” as the reason.

An Elite Police Force member takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar. —AFPAn Elite Police Force member takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar. —AFP
Security officials take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar. —AFPSecurity officials take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar. —AFP
Police commandos take part in a security drill at a local school in Peshawar. —APPolice commandos take part in a security drill at a local school in Peshawar. —AP
Students form a queue during a security drill at a school in Peshawar. —AFPStudents form a queue during a security drill at a school in Peshawar. —AFP
The government seeks to boost security after the deadly assault at Charsadda university. —AFPThe government seeks to boost security after the deadly assault at Charsadda university. —AFP
A police official takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar. —AFPA police official takes part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar. —AFP
Members of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEEDMembers of Pakistan Elite Police Force take part in a drill to fight against militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28, 2016. A Pakistan university attacked by the Taliban last week has demanded the government arm its staff as it seeks to boost security after the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
A police commando takes part in a security drill at a local school in Peshawar. —APA police commando takes part in a security drill at a local school in Peshawar. —AP
The government seeks to boost security after the deadly assault at Charsadda university. —AFPThe government seeks to boost security after the deadly assault at Charsadda university. —AFP