Govt to grant three-day holiday on Edi-ul-Azha: Sources

the holidays will fall from July 20 to July 22

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has decided that it would grant a three-day holiday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, a media outlet reported while citing sources.

According to the local media channel, the holidays will fall from July 20 to July 22 — marking the three days of Eid. Sources claimed that in case of three holidays, employees will have to resume offices on the third day of Eid.

Sources further claimed that the Ministry of Interior had sent a summary to Prime Minister Imran Khan, suggesting a four-day holiday.

‘Longer holidays’

Meanwhile, the government employees are hoping to get nine days off for Eid-ul-Adha this year.The crescent moon of the month of Zil Hajj was not spotted in Saudi Arabia. So the first day of Zil Hajj will be on July 11, while Eid will fall on July 20.

Since the Hajj holiday would be on July 20, followed by the Eid-ul-Adha holidays on July 21, 22 and 23, government employees are expecting to get a total of nine days off. Offices are expected to reopen from July 25.

No official announcement, however, has been made by the government yet.