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Pakistan Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Pakistan public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Pakistan public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Pakistan public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Pakistan 2019 Ashura Bank Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it would "remain closed on 9th and 10th September, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday) being 9th and 10th Moharram-ul-Haram, 1441 A.H. on the occasion of Ashura", on the occasion of the upcoming annual Ashura bank holiday of Pakistan and of the upcoming Ashura annual non-working public holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Pakistan Bank Holidays August 12-15

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it would "remain closed from 12th to 15th August, 2019 (Monday to Thursday) being public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha", on the occasion of the upcoming annual Independence Day Bank Holiday of Pakistan and of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha annual non-working bank holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Pakistan 2019 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Government of Pakistan, following the announcement by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, that the moon for Zil Hajj had been sighted, has officially announced the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2019.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Extends 2019 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2019, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 4 days (June 4-7, inclusively).
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Pakistan To Announce Muslim Public Holidays For 5 Years

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Federal minister for science and technology of Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry, has announced that a new 5 years lunar calendar will soon be finalized.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday February 18

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Monday, February 18, 2019, would be a public holiday in Islamabad on account of the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday February 5

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Tuesday, February 5, 2019, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Kashmir Solidarity Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Pakistan 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year-2019" which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2019 in Pakistan.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Rabi-ul-Awwal Public Holiday November 21

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has finally announced that the date for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday), annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, would be Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Pakistan Rabi-ul-Awwal Public Holiday November 21

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the date for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday), annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, would be Wednesday, November 21, 2018, as the Moon of Rabi ul Awwal had not been sighted last night.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out Again

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has yet again ruled-out the rumoured declaration of Friday, November 9, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of Iqbal Day.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Pakistan 2018 Ashura Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced 2 public holidays in Pakistan for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, as Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21, 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Pakistan 2018 Ashura Public Holiday

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced the date for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holiday in Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, as Friday, September 21, 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Pakistan 2018 Refuses Eid-ul Azha Public Holidays Extension

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has confirmed the recently-announced dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, refusing to extend them any further.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Pakistan 2018 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to 3 consecutive days.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday August 14

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, August 14, 2018, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Independence Day Bank Holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday July 25

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan via its Chief election commissioner, Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, has declared Wednesday, July 25, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of the general elections happening on that date.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Pakistan 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2018, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 4 days.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday May 1st

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2018, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Labour Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Pakistan 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year-2018" which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2018 in Pakistan.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Rabi-ul-Awwal Public Holiday December 1

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the date for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday), annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, would be Friday, December 1, 2017.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has once again ruled-out the rumoured declaration of Thursday, November 9, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of Iqbal Day.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Pakistan 2017 Ashura Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced 2 public holidays in Pakistan for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, as Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Pakistan 2017 Ashura Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced the dates for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holiday in Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, as Sunday, October 1, 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Pakistan 2017 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual Eid-ulAzha bank holidays from September 1-4, 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Extends 2017 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to a total of 4 consecutive days.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Pakistan 2017 Eid-ul-Fitr Bank Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual Eid-ul-Fitr bank holidays from June 26-28, 2017, meaning that, in conjunction with the subsequent weekend, banks in Pakistan will remain closed from June 24-28, 2017.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Pakistan 2017 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2017, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays by one additional day.
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  • May
  • 26
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  • Pakistan Ramadan 2017 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Monday, May 29, 2017, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Start of Ramadan Bank Holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday May 1st

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Monday, May 1, 2017, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Labour Day non-working public holiday of Pakistan.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday January 2

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has in turn announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual accounts closing bank holiday on Monday, January 2, 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Pakistan 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued a circular "regarding Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year-2017" which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2017 in Pakistan.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday December 12

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the date for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (the Prophet's Birthday), annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2016, would be Monday, December 12, 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Restoration Ruled-Out

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has ruled-out the rumoured declaration of November 9 as a non-working public holiday in Pakistan on account of Iqbal Day.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Pakistan 2016 Bank Holidays For Moharram-ul-Haram

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - Earlier this morning, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has in turn announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual Moharram-ul-Haram (aka. Ashura) bank holidays on October 11-12, 2016, analogously to the same non-working public holidays announced last week by the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan.
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  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Pakistan 2016 Ashura Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced the dates for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2016, as Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11 and 12, 2016 (Muharram 9 and 10, 1438 AH).
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Pakistan Extends 2016 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2016, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to 3 days.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Pakistan 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr Bank Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would observe their annual Eid-ul-Fitr bank holidays from July 5-8, 2016, meaning that, in conjunction with the subsequent weekend, banks in Pakistan will remain closed from July 5-10, 2016.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Friday, July 1st, 2016, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Mid-Year Accounts annual bank holiday in Pakistan for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Pakistan 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2016, by expanding these annual Pakistani public holidays to last 6 days.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Pakistan Ramadan 2016 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, June 7, 2016, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Start of Ramadan Bank Holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Pakistan Sindh Public Holiday March 24

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of the Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Shahbaz Sharif, has declared Thursday, March 24, 2016, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the Hindu festival of Holi.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday March 23

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Wednesday, March 23, 2016, would be the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the Pakistan Day 2016 non-working public holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Pakistan 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has issued the "Circular No. F.NO.2/6/2015-Public regarding Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year-2016" which contains its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2016 in Pakistan.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Pakistan New Year 2016 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Friday, January 1st, 2016, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual bank holiday in Pakistan for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Public Holidays December 24-25

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the dates for the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Salalah-o-Alayhi Waalah-e-Wasallam, the Prophet's Birthday) and the birthday of the Leader of the Nation, Quaid e Aza, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, as Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Pakistan Iqbal Day Public Holiday Legal Wrangles

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Justice, Khalid Mahmood Khan, of the Lahore High Court, has issued a notice to the federal government of Pakistan, re a petition against abolition of the annual, November 9, non-working public holiday in Pakistan on Iqbal Day, and has requested a reply from the federal government of Pakistan within three weeks.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Pakistan 2015 Iqbal Day Public Holiday Canceled

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - After some initial reports, earlier today, that the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan was considering declaring the eve of the upcoming, November 9, Iqbal Day non-working public holiday as an additional non-working public holiday in Pakistan, it then did an about-face and issued the Circular F. No. 2/4/2014 which actually cancels the Iqbal Day Public Holiday in Pakistan for the current calendar year 2015. has announced the dates for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, as Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2015 (Muharram 9 and 10).
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Pakistan 2015 Ashura Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced the dates for the upcoming Ashura (Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, as Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2015 (Muharram 9 and 10).
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Pakistan Extends 2015 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015, extending the upcoming Eid-ulAzha non-working public holidays period to 4 days.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Pakistan Independence Day 2015 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would remain closed on Friday, August 14, 2015, which would be marked as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Independence Day bank holiday and non-working public holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Pakistan 2015 Eid-ul-Fitr Bank Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan and the commercial banks of Pakistan would remain closed from Friday, July 17 to Tuesday, July 21, 2015, as bank holidays throughout Pakistan have been declared on the occasion of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) bank holidays and non-working public holidays of Pakistan.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Pakistan 2015 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual July 1st Bank Holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Pakistan Ramadan 2015 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, June 19, 2015, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Start of Ramadan Bank Holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Pakistan 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, has issued its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2015 in Pakistan.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Pakistan New Year 2015 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Thursday, January 1st, 2015, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual bank holiday in Pakistan.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday November 9

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Sunday, November 9, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan to mark Iqbal Day.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Extends 2014 Eid-ulAzha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Pakistan 2014 Eid-Ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays will be celebrated beginning on Monday, October 6, 2013, as the Moon of the month of Zil-Hajj was not sighted anywhere in Pakistan, last night.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Pakistan Extends 2014 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has once again amended the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, would once again be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the annual July Bank Holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday May 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Thursday, May 1st, 2014, would once again be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Labour Day.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Sindh Public Holiday April 4

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has once again declared Friday, April 4, 2014, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the death anniversary of the PPP founder and leader, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday February 5

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Wednesday, February 5, 2014, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the Kashmir Day.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday January 14

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, January 14, 2014, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of the annual Eid Miladun Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet).
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Pakistan 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, has issued its annual list of the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2014 in Pakistan.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Pakistan 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The head of Pakistan's Ruat-e-Hilal (moon sighting) committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the upcoming month of Rabi-ul-Awaal would begin on January 3, meaning that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Pakistan marking the birthday of the Prophet will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Pakistan New Year 2014 Bank Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual bank holiday in Pakistan.
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Sindh Public Holiday December 27

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, has announced that Friday, December 27, 2018, would once again be a non-working state public holiday in Pakistan's Province of Sindh.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Pakistan Eid-Ul-Azha Public Holidays Extension Confirmed

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of Pakistan has confirmed the recently-announced extension, from 2 days to 4 days of public holidays, of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Pakistan Bank Holidays October 15-17

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 15, 16, and 17, 2013, as bank holidays throughout Pakistan on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays in Pakistan.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Pakistan 2013 Eid-Ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of Pakistan has announced changed dates for the upcoming Eid-Ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Pakistan Regional Public Holiday August 22

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Thursday, August 22, 2013, had also been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in 33 districts across Pakistan, on account of that date's by-elections.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Capital Public Holidays August 21-22

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, 2013, had been declared one-off non-working public holidays in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, on account of the upcoming by-elections.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday August 14

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Wednesday, August 14, 2013, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the annual Independence Day public holiday of Pakistan.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Pakistan Eid Bank Holidays August 8-10

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared the 3-day period of Thursday to Saturday, August 8-10, 2013, as bank holidays throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Pakistan 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced changed dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 11

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Thursday, July 11, 2013, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on account of the first Ramzan-ul-Mubarak 1434 AH.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Monday, July 1, 2013, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Pakistan Regional Public Holiday May 10

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared an additional regional non-working public holiday on Friday, May 10, 2013, to "be observed by all the workers in the Province of Sindh" on account of the upcoming national parliamentary elections.
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  • May
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday May 11

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Pakistan Ministry of the Interior has announced that the Government of Pakistan had finally declared Saturday, May 11, 2013, the date of the upcoming parliamentary elections, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday May 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Labour Day.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Pakistan Considering May 11 Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sent a letter to the Pakistan Minitry of the Interior asking the government to declare the date of the upcoming parliamentary elections, Saturday, May 11, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Pakistan Regional Public Holiday April 4

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has once again declared Thursday, April 4, 2013, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the death anniversary of the PPP founder and leader, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Pakistan 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, has issued the expected dates for non-working public holidays and optional holidays for the calendar year 2013 in Pakistan.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday February 5

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, February 5, 2013, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Kashmir Day.
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Pakistan 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Extended

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - Following the recent announcement of the date of the upcoming birthday of the Prophet non-working public holiday on Friday, January 25, 2013, the government Pakistan's Provinces of Sindh has declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as a one-off regional public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday January 25

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, January 25, 2013, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet).
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Pakistan 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The head of Pakistan's Ruyat-e-Hilal (moon sighting) committee, Mufti Munibur Rehman, has announced that the upcoming month of Rabi-ul-Awaal would begin on January 14, meaning that the upcoming non-working public holiday in Pakistan marking the birthday of the Prophet will be on Friday, January 25, 2013.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday Tomorrow

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - Earlier today, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Sindh Public Holidays December 27-28

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has announced that Thursday and Friday, December 27 and 28, 2018, would be non-working state public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Pakistan 2012 Ashura Public Holidays Revised

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani Minister of the Interior, Rehaman Malik, has announced that Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 2012, would be the revised dates of the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Ashura.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Pakistan D8 Public Holiday November 22

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani Minister of the Interior, Rehaman Malik, has announced that Thursday, November 22, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) due to the upcoming D-8 Summit.
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  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday November 9

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, November 9, 2012, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Pakistan 2012 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays Extended

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani Interior Ministry has announced that the Federal Cabinet of the Government of Pakistan had extended to 4 days of non-working public holidays, the previously-announced period of public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday September 21

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, has announced that the Federal Cabinet of the Government of Pakistan had declared Friday, September 21, 2012, as Yaum-e-Ishq Rasool (love the Prophet day) a one-off non-working public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Pakistan 2012 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has confirmed the dates of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays throughout Pakistan.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 23

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the upcoming 1st of Ramadan would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday July 2

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Monday, July 2, 2012, as a bank holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday May 1st

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, as a bank holiday on account of the upcoming Labour Day holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Pakistan Regional Public Holidays April 4

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Governments of Pakistan's Provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have separately declared Wednesday, April 4, 2012, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday to commemorate the 33rd death anniversary of the PPP founder and leader, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday March 23

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has announced that Friday, March 23, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout the country to coincide with "the auspicious occasion of Pakistan Day".
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Pakistan 2012 Sindh Public Holidays Gazetted

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has officially gazetted the list of 2012 regional public holiday in Province of Sindh.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Nationwide Public Holiday February 4

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - Following yesterday's declarations of Saturday, February 4, 2012, as a one-off regional public holiday in four Provinces, many provinces of Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced that he had declared an additional nationwide public holiday on Saturday, February 4, 2012 (Rabi-ul-Awwal 11).
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Pakistan Regional Public Holidays February 4

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - Following the recent announcement of the moving of the date of the upcoming birthday of the Prophet non-working public holiday to Sunday, February 5, 2012, the governments of the 4 Pakistani Provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pujab, and Sindh, have declared Saturday, February 4, 2012, as a one-off regional public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Pakistan Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Moved

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - Late last night, the head of Pakistan's Ruyat-e-Hilal (moon sighting) committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, has announced that the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal would begin on January 25, meaning that, contrary to previous announcements, the upcoming birthday of the Prophet would be on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Pakistan Call For January 10 Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Legislative Assembly of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, has approved a resolution calling upon the provincial government to declare January 10 as an annual non-working public holiday on the anniversary of the death of Shah Mardan Shah Pir Pagara.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Pakistan 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, has issued the expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday January 12

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has declared another one-off regional public holiday, this time for tomorrow, Thursday, January 12, 2012, on the occasion of the funeral of Pir Saheb Pagaro.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday January 9

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Services, General Administration and Coordination Department of the Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced that Monday, January 9, 2012, would be a state public holiday on account of the Urs of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday January 2

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off bank holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday December 18

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has announced that Sunday, December 18, 2011, would be a state public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday December 27

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has announced that Tuesday, December 27, 2011, would be a state public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Pakistan Ashura Public Holidays Moved

    The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) - The government of Pakistan has announced that it had moved the date of the 2 upcoming Ashura public holidays from the previously announced dates of December 7 and 8, to Monday and Tuesday, December 5 and 6 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Pakistan 2011 Eid-al-Adha Bank Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared a 3-day period of bank holidays, from Monday, November 7, until Wednesday, November 9, 2011, on the occasions of Eid-ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and Iqbal Day non-working public holidays recently declared by the Government of Pakistan.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Pakistan 2011 Eid-al-Adha Public Holidays Confirmed

    The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) - Pakistan's Ruet-e-Hilal committee has announced that the Zul-Hijjah Moon had been sighted last night and that, as such, the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha would be celebrated on Monday, November 7, 2011 in Pakistan.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The News (Karachi) - The Governor of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Ishratul Ebad Khan, has declared tomorrow, Monday, October 24, 2011, as a one-off regional non-working public holiday across the province, to mark the death of Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the wife of former Pakistani prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Pakistan Moves To 2-Day Weekends

    The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) - Pakistan Government Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has announced that it would re-introduce "two weekly holidays" (ie. a 2-day weekend) in all the federal and provincial offices.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday Tomorrow In Azad Kashmir

    The News (Muzaffarabad) - The government of Pakistan's Province of Azad Kashmir has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, 2011, had been declared a non-working public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Pakistan 2011 End of Ramadan Bank Holidays

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has declared a 4-day period of bank holidays, from Wednesday, August 31, until Satuday, September 3, 2011, on the occasions of Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays recently declared by the Government of Pakistan.
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  • Aug
  • 25
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  • Pakistan 2011 End of Ramadan Public Holidays Extended

    The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) - Pakistan's Prime Minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, has approved the extension of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays to include Saturday, September 3, 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Pakistan 2011 Ramadan Bank Holiday

    State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan has announced a bank holiday on the 1st day of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak, 1432 A.H (ie. Monday, August 1st, 2011).
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Announces July 1st Bank Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Friday, July 1, 2011, had been declared as a bank holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Declares Regional Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, has announced that the government had declared a public holiday on Monday, April 4, 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Declares March 30 CWC Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - As expected, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, has announced a half-day national public holiday (from 12:00 noon) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, on the occasion of the cricket semi-final match between India and Pakistan.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Considering March 30 CWC Public Holiday

    The Daily Times (Karachi) - Pakistan's Federal Interior Secretary, Chaudhry Qamar Zaman, has sent a recommendation that a one-off public holiday be declared on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, on account of the cricket semi-final between Pakistan and India on that date.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Pakistan Extends Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    The News (Karachi) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced an additional public holiday across the province on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, on the day before the Eid Milad-un-Nabi national public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Pakistan Revises Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Date

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib ur Rehman, has announced that the date of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holiday had been changed to Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Pakistan Declares Sindh Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi) - The government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2011, as a regional public holiday on account of the Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Pakistan Declares Punjab Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Lahore) - Earlier today, the government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab announced a one-off public holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5, 2011, following the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Pakistan 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, issued the expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Confirms December 27 Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has confirmed that Monday, December 27, 2010, would be a regional public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Pakistan Declares Islamabad Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The city administration of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Saturday, December 18, 2010.
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Pakistan Extends Regional Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Peshawar) - The Government of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced two public holidays, on Thursday and Friday, December 16 and 17, 2010, corresponding to the 9th and 10th days of the month of Muharram.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Announces Youm- e-Ashoor Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chairman of Pakistan's Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, has announced that the Moon of Muharram-ul- Haram was not sighted in the country last night, which means that the first of Muharram will fall on December 8.
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  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Declares Sindh Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Government of Sindh (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 4, 2010, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate the Sindh Culture Day.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Pakistan Moves To Sunday Weekends

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Interior Ministry of the government of Pakistan has announced that, effective next Saturday, the weekends for the public sector would be reduced to Sundays only.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Pakistan Announces Additional Eid Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, has approved the dates for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha public holidays from Wednesday, November 17, until Friday, November 19, 2010.
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  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Pakistan Declares October 5 Regional Public Holiday

    SAMAA (Karachi) - The government of Pakistan has declared a regional public holiday throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Pakistan Declares 4-Day End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, has approved an expanded four-day Eid-ul-Fitr public holidays, running from Friday, September 10, to Monday, September 13, 2010, inclusively.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday On August 12

    State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it, and all offices of the SBP Banking Services Corporation, including public debt offices, will remain closed on Thursday, August 12, 2010, which will be observed as the annual bank holiday for the beginning of Ramadan.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Declares Mid-Year Bank Holiday

    The News (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that Thursday, July 1, 2010, had been declared as bank holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Could Declare June 24 Public Holiday

    The Daily Times (Lahore) - Pakistani authorities have asked the Lahore district electoral coordination officer to announce a one-off public holiday on Thursday, June 24, 2010.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Pakistan Declares Regional School Holiday Tomorrow

    The Daily Times (Karachi) - The government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced a regional school holiday in Karachi, on Thursday, May 20, 2010, following the murder of at least 21 people in political clashes yesterday.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Pakistan Weekend Public Holidays Update

    Reuters (Karachi) - Pakistan's central bank has announced that, until further notice, it and all commercial banks in Pakistan would be closed on Saturdays (a regular working day in Pakistan), as part of measures to cut state electricity consumption.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Pakistan Declares Regional Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Government of Sindh (Karachi) - The government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, March 20, 2010, would be a regional non-working public holiday in connection with the martyrdom day of Soriah Badishah Hazrat Pir Sibghatillah Shah Shaheed.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Declares February 26 Regional Public Holiday

    The News (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has declared a regional public holiday on 11 Rabi-ul-Awal (Friday, February 26, 2010).
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Pakistan Revises Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    INN (Islamabad) - The Federal Government of Pakistan has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) public holiday had been revised to Saturday, February 27, 2010.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Pakistan Declares January 30 Public Holiday In Sindh

    INN (Karachi) - The Government of Pakistan's State of Sindh has declared Saturday, Safar 14, 1431AH (January 30, 2010) as a regional public sector holiday, on the occasion of Urs of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Confirms January 1st Bank Holiday

    State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan has confirmed that it, and all offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, inclusive of Public Debt Offices, would remain closed for public dealing on Friday, January 1, 2010, which as per tradition, has been declared as bank holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Declares Sindh Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The News (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has announced a one-off regional public holiday throughout the Province of Sindh, on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, to mourn the deaths of Karachi's recent blast victims.
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  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Pakistan 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - Earlier today, Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, issued the expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Pakistan Considering 4-Day Public Holidays

    The Nation (Lahore) - The government of Pakistan has announced that it was considering linking this year's December 25 public holiday with the upcoming Ashura public holiday on December 28, 2009, to create a 4-day period of public sector holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Declares Additional Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    South Asian News Agency (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, has declared an additional public holiday, on Friday, November 27, 2009, for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha public holidays.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Pakistan Unofficially Announces Eidul Azha Public Holiday

    The Daily Times (Peshawar) - The unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal, moon-sighting, Committee of Pakistan's NWFP Province, has announced that the moon of the Zilhajj lunar month was not sighted last night, and that therefore the Eidul Azha would be celebrated on November 28, 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Pakistan Clarifies 2-Day Weekends Status

    The News (Karachi) - Zubair Motiwala, the adviser to Pakistan's Chief Minister on Economic Affairs, has quashed rumours that the government of Pakistan was moving towards 2-day weekends.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Pakistan Modifies End of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates

    The News (Islamabad) - This afternoon, in a terse statement, Pakistan's Federal Interior Ministry announced that the recently announced dates for the upcoming public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) had been changed from September 20-22, to September 21-23, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Pakistan Announces End of Ramadan Public Holidays Dates

    The News (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Federal Interior Ministry has announced the dates of the upcoming public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) as from Sunday, September 20, to Tuesday, September 22, 2009.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Pakistan Confirms August 24 Ramadan Bank Holiday

    The News (Islamabad) - Earlier tonight, following a meeting of Pakistan's central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, its Chairman, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, announced that the first day of the holy month of Ramazan will fall on Sunday, August 23, 2009, as the moon of new month had not been sighted today.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Pakistan Moves Ramadan Bank Holiday

    The News (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan has announced that the date of the first of Ramadan (Ramazan) bank holiday had been changed from the date announced at the end of last year by the Electronic Government Directorate, Ministry of IT and Telecom, Government of Pakistan.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Pakistan August 7 Regional Public Holiday

    The Regional Times (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, has announced that Friday, August 7, 2009, would be a one-off regional public holiday on account of the Shab-e-Baraat Muslim festival.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Changes July Bank Holiday

    The Daily Times (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan has announced that the previously scheduled July 2 bank holiday had been moved to Wednesday, July 1st, 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Pakistan Declares June 13 Public Holiday In Punjab

    Online News (Lahore) - The government of Pakistan's Province of Punjab has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, June 13, 2009, on the occasion of the funeral of Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Pakistan Azad Kashmir Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Kashmir Watch (Muzaffarabad) - The government of Pakistan's region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has declared tomorrow, Saturday, June 6, 2009, a one-off regional public holiday "to accord a rousing welcome" to Pakistan's President, Asif Ali Zardari, on the occasion of his visit to Muzaffarabad.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Pakistan Declares May 12 Sindh Public Holiday

    The Nation (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has declared a day of mourning public holiday throughout the state on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, to pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives for the restoration of Chief Justice of Pakistan, on that day, two years ago.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Pakistan May 12 Sindh Public Holiday Still Possible

    Daily Times (Karachi) - At yesterday's meeting of the Coordination Committee (CC) of Pakistan's three ruling coalition parties, the PPP, MQM and ANP, the Sindh government hinted at the possibility of a public holiday being announced on May 12.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Pakistan May 12 Public Holiday Or Strike Update

    The News (Karachi) - Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakhtoon Action Committee (PAC) have called for a general strike on May 12, unless the government agrees to declare a public holiday on May 12.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Pakistan To Recognize Good Friday Public Holiday

    Asia News (Islamabad) - Pakistan's federal minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, recently announced that, beginning in 2010, Good Friday would be a public holiday recognized by the government of Pakistan, for the Christians of Pakistan.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Declares April 4 Public Holiday In Sindh Province

    The Daily Times (Karachi) - The government of Pakistan's Sindh Province has declared tomorrow, Saturday, April 4, 2009, a one-off public holiday to commemorate the 30th death anniversary of PPP founder and former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Pakistan Public Sector Holiday Tomorrow In Sindh

    The News (Karachi) - Earlier today, the Government of Pakistan's Province of Sindh declared Friday, March 20, 2009, as a public holiday throughout the Province of Sindh in memory of Shaheed Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi alias Sooriah Shah.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Announces Date Of Eid Milad-un-Nabi Public Holiday

    Asia Pulse (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has announced that Tuesday, March 10, 2009, will be a public holiday on the occasion of the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday).
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Pakistan To Consider August Tree Planting Public Holiday

    The News (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Federal Minister for the Environment, Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi, is reported to have informed the Federal Minister for Railways, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, that his Ministry plans to plant 11 million tree saplings in a single day, next August, and that this day would likely be declared a national public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Pakistan's Punjab Province Releases Official List Of 2009 Public Holidays

    The News (Lahore) - The Services Department of the government of Pakistan's Punjab Province has released it list of 11 official public holidays for 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Pakistan Bank Holidays January 7 and 8

    Pakistan News (Karachi) - The State Bank of Pakistan has announced a bank holiday for Wednesday and Thursday, January 7 and 8, 2009, on account of Aushura (Muharram-ul-Harram 9 and 10).
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2008

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Pakistan 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of the Interior (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of the Interior has released Circular No.2/9/2008 setting forth the "Public and Optional Holidays for the Year 2009".
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  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Announces December 26 Optional Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, has announced an optional public holiday on Friday, December 26, 2008, for Christian government servants.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Declares New Annual Public Holiday

    Daily Times (Karachi) - The Cabinet of Pakistan's Province of Sindh has decided to declare December 27 a public holiday in the province to mark the anniversary of the death of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairwoman Benazir Bhutto.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Confirm December 9 Eidul Azha Public Holiday

    Radio Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman, has announced that the Zilhajj moon had not been sighted anywhere in the country last night and that consequently the Eidul-Azha public holiday would be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Pakistan Could Anticipate Date Of Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Associated Press Of Pakistan (Islamabad) - It has been announced that the next meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for sighting of the moon will be held on Friday night, November 28, 2008, to determine the sighting of the moon of Zilhajj 1429, and hence the date of the Eid al-Adha (Eid uz Zuha) public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Pakistan Declares Public Holiday For Anniversary Of Benazir Bhutto's Death

    Associated Press of Pakistan (Islamabad) - The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), through Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, has announced that Saturday, December 27, 2008, would be observed as a one-off nationwide public holiday to pay homage to former prime minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on the first anniversary of her death.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Extends End of Ramadan Public Holiday In NWFP

    Pakistan Press International (Quetta) - The Government of Pakistan's Province of Balochistan has announced an additional one-off regional public holiday on Saturday, October 4, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Extends End of Ramadan Public Holiday In NWFP

    The Frontier Post (Peshawar) - The Administration Department of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) officially announced that the province would observe a 4th day for the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, on Saturday, October 4, 2008).
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Pakistan Shifts End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    The Frontier Post (Islamabad) - According to a press release from Pakistan's Ministry of the Interior, the dates of the upcoming Eid-ul- Fitr public holiday have been shifted from the previously announced dates of October 2-4 to the period of Wednesday to Friday, October 1 to 3, 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Cancels September 8 Public Holiday

    The News (Islamabad) - Following yesterday's election of President Asif Ali Zardari, the Province of Sindh had declared a public holiday for Monday, September 8, 2008.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Pakistan Announces September 6 Presidential Election

    Xinhua - Earlier today, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced that the presidential election will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Declares June 21st Public Holiday

    The Daily Times (Karachi) + Press Trust Of India - Provincial Law Minister, Ayaz Ahmed Soomro, announced that the Government of the Province of Sindh had decided to observe Saturday, June 21, 2008, as a one-off general public holiday to mark the birthday of slain leader, Benazir Bhutto.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Pakistan's PPP Demands April 4 And December 27 Public Holidays

    The News (Karachi) - The parliamentary party of the PPP has demanded that April 4 And December 27, the death anniversaries of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto, respectively, be declared national holidays.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Declares Additional Public Holiday On March 20

    The News (Karachi) - The Governor of Sindh (which contains Karachi) announced an additional public holiday in the province on 11th Rabiul Awal (Thursday, March 20, 2008), in addition to 12th Rabiul Awal (The Prophet's Birthday).
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Pakistan Declares February 18 One-Off Public Holiday

    The News (Islamabad) - The government of Pakistan has declared Monday, February 18, 2008, as a one-off public holiday on account of the general elections being held on that day.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Pakistan Public Holiday In Many Regions For Benazir Bhutto's February 7 Chehlum

    ONN - Many cities and regions have declared, or are expected to declare, Thursday February 7, 2008, as a public holiday, on the occasion of late PM Benazir Bhutto's Chelum (40 days after her death).
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2007

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Declares 3-Day National Mourning

    The Daily Times (Islamabad) - A 3-day national mourning period was declared for the period of December 28-30, inclusively, following the assassination of Prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Pakistan To Observe Eid al-Adha On December 21

    The News - The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee confirmed that no reports of sightings of the Zilhajj moon had been received on the 10th, and that therefore the first day of the month of Zilhajj would be December 12 and the Eid al-Adha public holiday on Friday, December 21, 2007.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Pakistan Declares October 16 Additional Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday

    Copp Clark - The Pakistan Government has declared Tuesday, October 16, 2007, as an additional public holiday on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Pakistan October 8 Public Holiday In Kashmir Province

    The Hindustan Times - Today, Pakistan is observing the second anniversary of the October 8, 2005, earthquake in the northern territories. Nationally, one minute of silence will be observed at 8.52 am, local time, and in Pakistani Kashmir, a public holiday was declared.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Pakistan October 6 Public Holiday In Punjab Province

    The Daily Times - The government of Pakistan's province of Punjab (the country's most populous region) has declared a public holiday for Saturday, October 6, 2007, on the occasion of Pakistan's Presidential elections.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Pakistan September 27 Khaipur District Regional Public Holiday

    The News - The Khairpur districtgovernment, in the province of Sindh, announced a one-off local public holiday on the occasion of 186th Urs of Sachal Sarmast, which is being celebrated on Thursday, September 27, 2007.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Pakistan September 10 Partial Public Holiday

    The Hindustan Times - The management of several government and private offices have announced a public holiday on Monday, September 10, 2007, amid fears of violent clashes between law enforcers and opposition workers as the government is planning to arrest returning political exile Shahbaz Sharif, at the airport, as he arrives from Saudi Arabia.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Pakistan's Bajaur Province Declares Shariah Law And Forces Friday Closings

    Le Figaro - Muslim radical parties have taken control of the Bajaur district and instituted strict Shariah law.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Pakistan July 2 Public Holiday (Unconfirmed)

    National Australia Bank - There are unconfirmed reports that Monday, July 2, 2007 (today) had been declared as a bank holiday in Pakistan.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Declares May 14 Public Holiday

    Pakistan Times - Late last night, the government of Pakistan's Sindh Province announced a day of mourning, today, Monday, May 14, 2007, which has been declared a province-wide public holiday.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Declares May 12 Public Holiday

    Dawn e-Paper - Late last night, the State Government declared today, Saturday, May 12, 2007, a public holiday in the Province of Sindh.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Pakistan Announces Date Of Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    International News Network - The government has announced that the public holiday for the Prophet's Birthday (Eid Milad ul Nabi), based on the Islamic calendar's 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awal, will be observed on Sunday April 1st 2007.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Declares March 5 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    The News - The Sindh government announced on Friday that Monday March 5th would be a public holiday on account of the Urs of Shah Latif Bhittai.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Announces Dates Of Muharram Public Holiday

    Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) - The Muharram-Ul-Haram Holiday will be on Monday and Tuesday (January 29th and 30th).
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Pakistan Confirms Repeat Of February 5 Kashmir Day Public Holiday

    Associated Press of Pakistan - Kashmir Solidarity Day, February 5, will be a public holiday in Azad Jammu Kashmir.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Pakistan's Sindh Province Announces 2007 Public Holidays

    The News - The Labour, Transport, Industries and Commerce departments, Government of Sindh (one of the four provinces of Pakistan, where Karachi is), has notified the list of holidays to be observed by Muslims and minority communities as festival public holidays in 2007 by workers under Factories Act 1934.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Pakistan Declares January 2 Public Holiday

    The State Bank of Pakistan - The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), Central Depository Company of Paksitan Limited (DCD) and National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCC) have announced that in addition to January 1, 2007, January 2, 2007 will also be a holiday in Pakistan.
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  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Announces 2007 School Holidays

    The Daily Times (Karachi) - Education Minister, Hameeda Khuhro, announced the school holidays and examination schedule for educational institutions, for 2007.
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  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Pakistan Confusion About Date Of Upcoming Eid-ul-Azha Public Holiday

    The Pakistan Tribune (Peshawar) - Despite the federal government's earlier announcement that Eid should be celebrated on January 1 (see our news story of December 25), the Masjid Qasim Ali Khan committee announced that Eid ul Azha would be celebrated in the NWFP and tribal areas on December 31.
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  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Pakistan Celebrates Quaid-i-Azam's 130th Anniversary

    The Pakistan Tribune (Karachi) - Today is a public holiday in Pakistan, not only on account of Christmas Day, but most importantly because it marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, often called the Father of the Nation.
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  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Pakistan's Ruet-i- Hilal Announces Date Of Eid ul Azha Public Holiday

    The Pakistan Times (Islamabad) - The Chairman of the Central Ruet-i- Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, announced that the Zilhaj moon has not been sighted anywhere in the country on Thursday and that the first of Zilhaj will fall on December 23, 2006.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Pakistan 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Pakistan has published the list of official public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2007.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Pakistan's Balochistan Province Declares December 7 Public Holiday

    Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) - The provincial government of Balochistan has made strict security arrangements and declared a public holiday, today, for all schools on the day, on the occasion President General Pervez Musharraf's visit to Balochistan.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Pakistan Declares Iqbal Day A Public Holiday

    The Daily Times (Karachi) - The Government has decided to celebrate birthday of national poet and philosopher of Allama Iqbal as Iqbal Day falling on Thursday and has declared it as a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Pakistan's Karachi Stock Exchange Closed On October 26

    Karachi Stock Exchange - The Karachi Stock Exchange will also be closed for business on Friday October 27, 2006.
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Pakistan Announces Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday Date

    Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee - Pakistan to observe Eid-ul-Fitr today, throughout the country including Azad Kashmir, on Wednesday (Oct 25). Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman on Monday announced that Shawwal moon was not sighted any where in the country, therefore, the first of Shawwal 1427 Hijri will be on October 24 and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Pakistan Confirms October 23-25 Public Holidays

    Karachi Stock Exchange - The Karachi Stock Exchange has announced that it will be closed from October 20, 2006 to October 26, 2006 and as such, there will be no trading as well as settlement of trades during this period.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Pakistan Declares March 15 Regional Public Holiday

    Pakistan Press International (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, has declared Wednesday, March 15, 2006 as a one-off public holiday throughout Sindh province on account of that day's 262nd Annual Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Pakistan 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Government of Pakistan has published the list of official public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2006.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Pakistan Declares Additional Ashura Regional Public Holiday

    Pakistan Press International (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, has declared Monday, February 21, 2005, as an additional public holiday throughout Sindh province on account of this year's Ashura Muslim festival.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Pakistan 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Pakistan Press International (Karachi) - Pakistan's Federal Government Office has issued a memorandum, dated 29.11.2004, which lists the public and optional holidays, except bank holidays, which shall be observed by the offices under the administrative control of the Government of Pakistan.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Pakistan Declares March 13 Cricket Regional Public Holiday

    Pakistan Press International (Karachi) - The Chief Minister of Pakistan's Province of Sindh, Sardar Ali Muhammad Mahar, has declared a one-off public holiday throughout the Province of Sindh, on March 13, 2004, on the occasion of the first one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and India, being held in Karachi.
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2002

  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Pakistan Declares October 10 Public Holiday For National Polls

    Associated Press of Pakistan - The Election Commission of Pakistan held under the Chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner, Irshad Hasan Khan, has announced that Thursday, October 10, 2002, would be a public holiday throughout Pakistan.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Pakistan Declares May 1st Public Holiday

    The Dawn (Islamabad) - Pakistan's Ministry of Interior has announced that Wednesday, May 1, 2002, would be observed as a non-working public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Pakistan Declares Kashmir Solidarity Day Public Holiday

    Pakistan TV (Islamabad) - Despite international pressures to remove Kashmir Solidarity Day from its list of official public holidays, the government of Pakistan has confirmed that Tuesday, February 5, 2002, would be observed, once again, as an official public holiday throughout Pakistan.
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2000

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Pakistan 2001 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Government of Pakistan has published the list of official public holidays in Pakistan for the calendar year 2001.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Pakistan Declares New February 5th Annual Public Holiday

    Pakistan TV (Islamabad) - The National Security Council and the federal cabinet of Pakistan, under the chairmanship of the chief executive, General Pervez Musharraf, decided to observe 5th February as solidarity day with the Kashmiri people, and to that end, the day has been declared an annual public holiday.
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1999

  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Pakistan Coup Bank Holiday Today

    The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi) - Following last night's dismissal of the Prime Minister of Pakistan by Chief of Army Staff, General Pervaiz Musharraf, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that today, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, would be a bank holiday throughout Pakistan.
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1998

  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Pakistan Reduces Number Of Public Holidays

    Radio Pakistan (Islamabad) - As part of a series of austerity measures, the Pakistani Government has announced that it would cut the number of annual public holidays from 20 to 11.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Pakistan Bank Holiday Tomorrow

    Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani government has declared tomorrow, Friday, May 29, 1998, as a one-off bank holiday in Pakistan.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Pakistan 1998 Ashura Public Holidays

    Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani government has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Moharam (Ashura) in Pakistan.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Pakistan 1998 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays

    Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior (Islamabad) - The Pakistani government has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Pakistan.
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See also: Pakistan bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Pakistan)