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Pakistan 2016 Bank Holidays For Moharram-ul-Haram

Source: The State Bank of Pakistan (Karachi)
Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016
Updated: Friday, August 25, 2017


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.

The details of the aforementioned announcement 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, contained in a BPRD Circular Letter, which as per custom (2016-07-01, 2016-06-29, 2016-06-01, 2015-08-11, 2015-06-29, 2014-12-30, 2014-06-27, 2013-12-30, 2013-10-12, 2013-08-13, 2013-07-10, 2013-06-28, 2013-04-29, 2013-02-02, 2013-01-23, 2012-12-31, 2012-11-06, 2012-07-18 and 2012-06-25), goes on to state that the aforementioned announcement states that all banks/DFIs/MFBs will remain closed for public dealings on that date.

Early last week (2016-10-04), the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Government of Pakistan 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), in line with the Ashura public holidays in Pakistan announced in the "expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2016" published by the Government of Pakistan at the beginning of the current year (2016-02-01).



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