For last many years, the month of Ramadan comes during Summer Vacations that is in between June to August. Thus, the educational institutions are usually closed during Ramadan.
This year, this is not the case. At least for the initial two weeks of Ramadan, the educational institutions will be open in Pakistan.
Ramadan this year will be either on May 17th or May 18th and it will be the time when most educational institutions will be having final papers. So yes, students will have to study and fast, this time around. This will not be the case for the whole month of Ramadan. Educational Institutions will be open for half the month of Ramadan and the rest half, students can relax and enjoy at home.
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Furthermore, the office timings will also change during Ramadan. Last year in the Holy month of Ramadan the office timings were changed for offices open 5 days a week to 8.00am to 2.00pm, from Monday to Thursday. The Friday timing was 8.00am to 1.00pm.
Offices that work six days a week the office timings were changed from 8.00am to 1.00pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday. For Friday the timing was changed to 8.00am to 12.00 noon. Same office timings were issued in 2016 & 2017. Thus we can expect same office timings for Ramadan in 2018.
It is also important to tell our readers that bank timings also change during Ramadan. They will remain open from 8 am and 2:15 pm from Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 1 pm on Fridays in Ramadan. But the banking hours for the public will be 8 am to 1:45 pm from Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 12:30 pm on Friday. So those of you who are accustomed to the bank being open till 5 pm, you should know that this will change during Ramadan.