Fact Check: Fake notification regarding Eid holidays circulating on social media

According to the ‘fake’ notification, the government has announced public holidays from 21 to 23rd July

ISLAMABAD: A notification, making rounds in media groups regarding three-day public holidays in Pakistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, is ‘fake’.  

According to the ‘fake’ notification, the government has announced public holidays from 21 to 23rd July on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. It has been widely shared on social media platforms, creating confusion among the public about the dates for Eid holidays.

However, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat has shared the image of the notification of the interior ministry and said it is “fake”.

Earlier in the day, the federal government announced a three-day holiday, from July 20 to 22, on account of Eidul Azha.

The development was announced by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry at a post-Cabinet press conference in Islamabad.  This year, Eidul Azha will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 21.

According to details, all governmental offices, banks, and educational institutes will remain closed on the aforesaid dates. Employees will have to resume office on the third day of Eid, as per the decision.