Pakistan

Government announces Eid holidays from May 22 to 27

The government announced on Saturday holidays for Eidul Fitr from May 22 to May 27.

In a notification, the interior ministry said that all businesses, public places, markets and shops will remain closed from Friday to Wednesday on account of Eid holidays.

“Only essential items’ shops and medical services/stores as already notified will remain open,” the notification said.

Moon sighting committee to meet on May 23

The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee will meet on May 23 (Saturday) in Karachi for the Shawwal moon-sighting, according to the spokesperson for the ministry of religious affairs.

Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman will preside over the meeting.

“Meetings of Zonal/District Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will be held at their respective Headquarters at the same time. The Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Islamabad will hold its meeting in the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony,” the statement read.

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