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Pakistan Declares Additional Ashura Regional Public Holiday

Source: Pakistan Press International (Karachi)
Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2005

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.

Note that, late last year, February 19 and 20, 2005, had already been declared public holidays, at the national level, by the Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Pakistan (2004-12-17).

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