Source:The Daily Times (Karachi)
Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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.
This year's CWC host country, Bangladesh, has already declared 2 public holidays on account of the current Cricket World Cup championships: one on Thursday, February 17, 2011, in Dhaka, on account of the Cricket World Cup opening ceremonies (2011-01-28), and one on Monday, March 14, 2011, in the Chittagong port city, on account of the Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and the Netherlands (2011-03-02).
And in India, the Chief Minister of India's State of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, has announced that the state government was considering declaring Saturday, April 2, 2011, as a special one-off state public holiday, to allow the people of Mumbai the opportunity to watch the upcoming finals of the Cricket World Cup (CWC).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Pakistan Considering March 30 CWC Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.