Islamabad- Authorities have decided to keep 41 seminaries in Islamabad closed from March 18th to 24th.

The parade ceremony will be held after seven years and fearing a possible reaction of the Operation Zarb-e- Azb, strict security arrangements are being made across the capital.

Authorities decided on Monday that 41 seminaries in Islamabad will remain closed from March 18th to 24th. Reports said that the decision to keep the madaris closed was made in view of persisting security concerns.

The Pakistan Day parade will take place at Shakar Parian Ground or Kashmir Avenue on March 23rd, for which military contingents have already started their rehearsals. It was reported that Chinese President was to be attended the parade, however Islamabad or Beijing have yet to confirm it. Ambassadors and other dignitaries from 23 different countries will attend the ceremony. The Pakistan Day parade was suspended due to poor law and order situation after 2007.