Is Punjab extending schools winter vacations for another week amid cold weather?

LAHORE – Punjab is in the grip of a cold wave, with Lahore, and several other cities struck by single-digit temperatures, and school-going children are enjoying winter break in their homes.
The annual winter holidays for all government and private schools started on December 18, 2023, and were set to end on January 1, 2024, but it was extended for 10 days.

As temperature drops in early January are rare, there are rumours online, suggesting that winter holidays will be extended in Lahore and other parts of Punjab. Besides the online rumours, parents also demand the government to review schools opening as cold wave grips the region.

The government has already extended schools holidays, a week early, and as of January 04, 2024, there is no official announcement about further extension in school holidays.
Parents are advised to wait for any update from School Education Department about the much-anticipated decision.
Amid the extreme winter conditions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir have extended winter holidays for all schools. In AJK, the schools will re-open on January 15.

Besides the extreme cold, air quality in Lahore and other cities also remained worse.
Schools winter vacations extended till January 15