Eidul Fitr: Government announces 3-day holiday starting August 20

Published: August 9, 2012
The dates coincide with the weekend, resulting in a 5-day holiday for Eid. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

The dates coincide with the weekend, resulting in a 5-day holiday for Eid. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

The Federal Government has announced Eidul Fitr holidays from August 20 till 22, Express News reported on Thursday.

Ramazan had begun across Pakistan on July 21.

The moon had been sighted by the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee on July 20.

The dates coincide with the weekend, resulting in a 5-day holiday for Eid.

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  • major-ji
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:15PM

    What difference it will make. Whole country is already on holidays.


  • A. Khan
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:31PM

    Excellent.. Why not declare the other 2 weekdays as holiday as well because no one is going to show up for work ? Nothing like a long 9 day holiday. And we wonder why our country is under developed.


  • Minhas
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:51PM

    Hum! it means Pakistan will close for mim whole week and maximium for 12 Days. I mean unoffical holidays starts from 14th August. I think it is better if our govt also follow the Western format that is 10-15 holidays on X-hmas & Easter. Any how Jashan-e-Azadi & Eid Mubarak and long chilled holidays to all.


  • employed
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:06PM


    You must be joking. ET employees work 6 days a week. I work every sunday as well. And we will only be taking 2 days off for Eid.


  • Shah
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:43PM

    Major Ji it makes differnce for Private/Corporate Sector


  • Kaleem
    Aug 9, 2012 - 3:45PM

    Take 2 leaves (thur-fri) and enjoy 9 days break :)


  • AK47
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:08PM

    Hurray…… :)


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:39PM

    Now business men will start yeiling that the entire Pakistan is shut down which has affected their export performance.

    The slavery will never end from Pakistan until government will make strict rules for the traders and shopkeepers.

    When there is no electricity in the shopping malls, the shopkeepers ask thier salemen to go out and block the road for the traffic and create panic and choas.

    But when the salemen go to thier employers for casual, medical or emergency leave, the shopkeepers deduct the salary of the employee for the days he remain absent from the duty.

    May Al-Mighty Allah teach a lesson to the shopkeepers who are in fact running “begar camps” in Pakistan.


  • major-ji
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:53PM

    You have to understand the comment metaphorically. Individuals are exceptions. Really working nations prosper very fast.


  • Sub
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:53PM

    People on these comments only know how to complain, complain and complain all the time!! Get over yourselves or stand in the next elections, come to power and change things.


  • RKM
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:55PM

    today after so many days i really want to shout out loud to my office…”chalo beta ab kat loooooooo” -D


  • Farraz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 5:12PM

    @major-ji: very true


  • Asad
    Aug 9, 2012 - 5:18PM

    Hurray…… :)


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Aug 9, 2012 - 5:21PM

    We, as a nation do not deserve any holiday.


  • Naveed Javed
    Aug 9, 2012 - 5:58PM

    Thank You PPP; Long Long weekend ahead! :)


  • adnan
    Aug 9, 2012 - 7:58PM

    its good step by govt.it will be a huge relief for working class becuase most of ppl work in other cities and 5 days leave will give them time to go to their home stations and enjoy eid.v shud not complain every time.


  • Tariq
    Aug 10, 2012 - 12:25AM

    Good decision. Happy holidays everyone!


  • Akbar ali
    Aug 10, 2012 - 7:45AM


    Kindly pay salaries to the govt. employees before Eid ul Fitr 20112



  • Imran
    Aug 11, 2012 - 2:51AM

    Salam. Advance eid mubarak to all muslim. Notification of eid vacations is very appreciable and showing vision of government. However, it is also requested that salary of august 2012 will be pay to all employs before eid sothat every one can celebrate eid ul fitar in joy. Thanks


  • aamir
    Aug 16, 2012 - 1:18PM

    how the date of eid ul fiter


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