FDE has directed to all Area Education Officers to comply the orders in true letter and spirit.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - All government educational institutions run under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have been closed with immediate effect till Eid-ul-Fitr, Dunya News reported.

According to a notification issued by FDE, the announcement was made in accordance with decisions taken at the highest forum of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).

FDE has directed to all Area Education Officers (AEOs) to comply the orders in true letter and spirit. The heads of institutions shall however ensure that home based learning is to be continued as per previous arrangements.

All premises shall be disinfected thoroughly and only the necessary staff is to be called when necessary and with no more than 50 percent of the total staff in a day, it added.

As per the FDE directives, all staff however shall be available on contact and to respond if and when needed.

The notification further added that all Area Education Officers are requested to disseminate this advice to all heads of institutions and ensure implementation in true letter and spirit.