Govt extends Eid ul Adha holidays

1687445106 Govt extends Eid ul Adha holidays
The picture shows pilgrims performing Hajj in this undated photo. — AFP/File
The image exhibits pilgrims performing Hajj on this undated photograph. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday introduced a public vacation on the Day of Arafah — thought-about the holiest in Islam — which is on June 28 (Wednesday), extending the vacations to 4 days. 

The announcement of the vacation was made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Earlier, the federal government had authorized a three-day vacation on account of Eid ul Adha, which will probably be celebrated on June 29 (Thursday). 

“In supersession of earlier orders of even quantity dated 20.06.2023, on the above topic, the Prime Minister has been happy to approve the general public holidays on the event of Eid-ul-Azha as follows:

  • twenty eighth, twenty ninth a thirtieth June, 2023 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) for the places of work observing 5 days working in every week; 
  • and twenty eighth June to 1″ July, 2023 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) for the places of work observing six days working in every week.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee introduced the sighting of the Zil Hajj moon in Pakistan which means that Eid ul Adha will probably be celebrated throughout the nation on June 29 (Thursday).

The choice was introduced after the moon sighting committee met underneath the chairmanship of Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad.

The testimonies of moon sightings have been obtained from numerous cities together with Karachi, Lahore and others, the Ruet-e-Hilal committee chairman stated.

Representatives of the Ministry of Spiritual Affairs, SUPARCO, Division of Meteorology, and Ministry of Science and Know-how additionally attended the assembly.

The choice was additionally introduced after taking enter from zonal committees of Ruet-e-Hilal that had met of their respective cities.