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Pakistan Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Moved

Source: Associated Press Of Pakistan (Karachi)
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Updated: Friday, February 3, 2012


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.

This represents a move by one day of the upcoming birthday of the Prophet non-working public holiday, as was announced, earlier this month (2012-01-15), by Pakistan's Ministry of Interior, in consultation with Karachi's Meteorological Department, as part of the official list of expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2012.



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