The federal government on Sunday has made the announcement of a total of 14 public holidays for 2019.
The announcement was made via a notification which was issued by the Interior Ministry. The notification listed the dates and days which are to be observed as public holidays for the year 2019.
The list included:
- Kashmir Day—–February 5
- Pakistan Day——-March 23
- Labour Day——–May 1
- Eid-ul-Fitr———-subjected to moon sighting
- Eid-ul-Azha——–subjected to moon sighting
- Independence Day——-August 14
- Ashura————9-10 Muharram
- Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH)———-12 Rabi-ul-Awal
- Quaid-e-Azam Day——–December 25
The banking sector has also been allotted three additional holidays which includes January 1, May 7 and July 1. But the banks would only remain closed for the public and not for the bank employees.
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The notification read that the holidays for the Muslim festivals are subjected to the sighting of the moon for which a separate notification would be issued.
The present government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also listed 23 optional holidays for the government officials. These holidays include the following among others:
- Good Friday
- Shiv Ratri
- New Year
Permission needs to be taken by the officials from their concerned head offices before the optional vacations could be availed. The notification also mentioned that Muslims could avail one optional holiday while the non-Muslims could enjoy up to three holidays from the above-provided list.