LAHORE - Uncertainty still prevails in Punjab owing to no clear message from the government as to how long the educational institutions will remain closed so that the student should show patience against the loss of their studies. Although it is just second day when the government had announced closure of the institutions, the students of both private and the public colleges and schools have started to resent the government decision. They are confused as one minister says the institutions will reopen from Monday while the other says they will remain closed for indefinite period till proper security mechanism is put in place. The government finding inadequate security arrangement in most of the high-profile private schools in the City, has asked them to beef up security at their own and also adopt all measure required to foil any terror attempt. Obviously, the cost of the security measures, as students of the private institutions fear, will have to be borne by them. The police department has agreed to deploy force outside the institutions but how many would get that cover from the available number of police personnel is a big question. Following the instructions of Punjab government, all the educational institutions have been closed and its hostels have been vacated, however, hostels of certain medical colleges are open where some students and doctors are still staying. An officer-bearer of the Young Doctor Association said King Edward Medical College was also closed down but the hostels were kept opened for some doctors and students where they were staying at their own risk. However, they have the facility of food at the hostel mess, he added. A spokesman of the Punjab government has said educational institutions in Punjab had been closed for providing security to the students, teachers and concerned staff. In a statement the spokesman said heads and administration of educational institutions have been directed not to compel teachers and other staff to attend the educational institutions. President of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Adib Javidani and other office-bearers of the association said in a joint press conference that government by closing educational institutions had fulfilled the desire of America who wanted to destroy our education system. All other provinces had announced the closure till October 25 but the Punjab government had announced it for an indefinite period which, they said, was not a right decision. They said if the Punjab government did not announce opening of the educational institutions by October 25 and provide security to them, their association would start protest across the province.