Government announces three-day holiday for Eidul Azha

The holidays will be observed from September 12-14, i.e. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Our Correspondent September 05, 2016
People greet each other after offering Eid prayers in Lahore October 16, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced a three-day holiday for Eidul Azha across the country.

According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior, the holidays will be observed from September 12-14, i.e. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday across the country.

Zilhaj moon not sighted, Eidul Azha on September 13

On Friday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had announced that the Zilhaj moon was not sighted in the country and Eidul Azha would be celebrated on Tuesday – September 13.

However, the meteorological office had said there were ample chances of moon sighting as the weather had remained clear.

Earlier, Mufti Muneebur Rehman had written a letter to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, urging it to restrain the Met Office from making predictions about moon sighting to avert confusion.

COMMENTS (19)

Muhammad Sohail | 5 years ago | Reply I protest. Govt should respect people demand because Pakistan is a Democratic country.
Shaban ali | 5 years ago | Reply Not a wise decision at all it should be extended till 15th of September i.e till 3rd day of eid at least.
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