Govt workers in Punjab will get 9 days off for Eid ul Fitr

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Representational picture of individuals praying at an Eid gah. Photo: File.

Punjab on Tuesday issued an official notification to announce that each one public establishments will stay closed from May 10 to May 15 throughout the province on account of Eid ul Fitr.  Therefore, all authorities workers will have the ability to get pleasure from 9 days of holidays.

Even although the notification from the Punjab authorities states that there shall be a six-day vacation, it must be famous that May Eight and May 9 will fall on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, whereas May 16 will even be a Sunday. Therefore, all authorities workers will have the ability to take a nine-day break from work.

The notification was issued by the federal government after the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) really helpful that Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in Pakistan must be noticed from May 10-15.

“Announcement of Eid Holidays from 10-15 May 2021 — clearly stating the intention of reducing national mobility,” the assertion from the NCOC had mentioned.

NCOC, in a bid to curb the unfold of the virus, additionally introduced complete tips by the identify of “STAY HOME-STAY SAFE — Eid-ul-Fitr-2021 from 8-16 May 2021”.

The NCOC has additionally imposed a ban on chand raat bazaars, together with mehndi, jewelry, and clothes stalls — from 8-16 May.

Earlier, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had introduced that it’s going to not be issuing new notes on Edi ul Fitr this yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

“Like last year, we will not be issuing new banknotes on Eid ul Fitr due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,” mentioned the SBP in a press release.