Federal govt announces three-day holiday for Eid-ulAzha

Employees will have to resume office on the third day of Eid

ISLAMABAD: The federal government today (Tuesday) 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.

Earlier, a ‘fake’ notification was circulating on social media and shared on WhatsApp groups regarding Eidul Adha holidays. Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat shared the notification of the interior ministry and said it is “fake”.

It has been widely shared on social media platforms, creating confusion among the public about the dates for Eid holidays.

Muslims across the country celebrate the annual festival of Eidul Azha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah, and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.