Source:Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad)
Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019 Updated: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Government of Pakistan, following the announcement by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, that the moon for Zil Hajj had been sighted, has officially announced the dates for the upcoming Eid-ulAzha (Feast of sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays throughout Pakistan for the calendar year 2019.
As per the aforementioned announcement, the upcoming 2019 Eid-ul Azha public holidays in Pakistan, will run from Monday to Thursday, August 12-15, 2019, which is 2 days longer than what was announced in the "expected dates for public and optional holidays for the calendar year 2019" published by the Government of Pakistan at the beginning of this year (2019-01-09), as was the case last year (2018-08-15), albeit partially only (2018-08-18).
Note, however, that in compensation for the 4th day of Eid-ulAzha non-working public holiday, on Thursday, August 15, 2019, the government of Pakistan has declared Saturday, August 17, 2019, as a regular working day, a practice common in the states of the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact, but unheard of in Pakistan, as far as we an recollect.
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