Islamabad: The Federal Government has announced three Eid-ul-Fitr holidays starting from August 8 to 10, 2013, say media reports.
The Ministry of Interior made the announcement to this effect in a statement issued Wednesday.
In accordance with the lunar month of Shawwal, this year the holy month of Ramadan is likely to have 29 day and will conclude on August 8.
The government offices will reopen on Monday, August 12.
According to notification, Thursday, August 8, Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10 would be public holidays in connection with Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has announced two holidays a week.
While addressing a press conference after National Energy Conference, he said that government has decided to make two holidays a week.
He said that time schedule of government offices would also be determined in accordance with winter and hot seasons.
He said that all the trade centres would be closed after 8 PM except Saturday.
He made it clear that loadshedding would be made in all the provinces on equal basis.
He said that special law would be constituted against energy theft.