Govt proclaims two-day public vacation on Aug 18-19 for Ashura

The Federal Interior Ministry on Friday introduced a two-day public vacation in view of the ninth and 10th of Muharram on August 18 and 19 (Wednesday and Thursday).

A notification issued on this regard stated that August 18 and 19, 2021 shall be public holidays on the event of Ashura (ninth and 10th Muharram 1443 AH).

Muharram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).Read extra: Muharram moon sighted, Ashura on August 19

Security is beefed up throughout the nation for the numerous processions taken out by the believers.

The nation has seen a raft of assaults at imambargahs and processions prior to now.

Earlier within the month, Sindh authorities imposed a pillion using ban in Karachi on the event of Ashura.

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“In continuation and partial modification of this division’s notification of even quantity dated, 28-7-2021, the ban on pillion using for Karachi Division shall be for eighth, ninth and 10th Muharram 1443 AH, 2021,” the provincial home division’s notification had stated.

Like final yr, this Muharram will even be noticed beneath the Covid-19 pandemic and authorities have warned the residents to strictly adhere to the usual working procedures (SOPs) together with mask-wearing and social distancing to keep away from spike in variety of coronavirus instances and deaths.

(With further enter from APP)

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