Lahore (Staff Report): The Punjab government on Sunday ordered all educational institutes to remain closed for the next two days owing to protests which erupted across the province after the law enforcement agencies acted under court orders on Saturday to disperse protesters who had camped out at Islamabad's Faizabad Interchange Since Nov 8.

According to sources, the decision to keep schools, colleges and universities closed on November 27 and 28 was taken following protests by religious parties across the province.

Dozens of activists of Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah and Sunni Tehreek staged protests and blocked major roads in several cities of Punjab province to protest police action against the Faizabad protesters.

Meanwhile, The Pakistan Rangers Punjab took control of the sit-in area at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad on Sunday morning.

Police and the Frontier Corps (FC) have been deployed at I-8 Markaz.

Rangers have also cordoned off the IJP Road, Expressway, Murree Road and the Faisal Avenue.

The six killed were identified as Hafiz Mohammad Adeel, Jahanzaib Butt, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sharjeel, Zohaib Ahmed and Mohammad Irfan.