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Pakistan Extends Regional Public Holiday

Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Peshawar)
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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.

In the list of Pakistani national public holidays, published a year ago (2009-12-24), the public holidays for Ashura (Muharram 10) are set to last only one day. However various provinces and regions of Pakistan routinely extend religious public holidays for an additional day.

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