Public holiday announced in Karachi on Tuesday

All private and govt offices as well as educational institutions will remain closed, says notification

News Desk April 21, 2024

Karachi Commissioner Syed Hassan Naqvi on Sunday announced a public holiday in the city on April 23, Express News reported.

According to a notification, all private and government offices as well as educational institutions in the Karachi Division will remain closed on Tuesday, April 23.

The announcement of a public holiday, according to the notification, is aimed at avoiding any inconvenience to the public in view of the arrival of a foreign delegation and to ensure their smooth reception.

Earlier in the day, the Foreign Office confirmed that Iranian President Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi will arrive in Pakistan on Monday.

Read more: Its official: Iran president arrives in Pakistan on Monday

"President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi will undertake an official visit to Pakistan from 22 to 24 April 2024. This will be the first visit by any Head of State to Pakistan after the general elections in February 2024," read a statement issued by the foreign office.

It said that the Iranian president will be accompanied by his spouse and a high-level delegation comprising the foreign minister and other members of the cabinet, senior officials as well as a large business delegation.

During the visit, President Raisi will meet President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, chairman Senate and speaker National Assembly. Raisi will also visit Lahore and Karachi and meet with the provincial leadership.


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