ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has announced holidays on 9th and 10th of Muharram-Ul-Haram .
The Country will have two public holidays on July 28 and July 29, 2023 on account of 9th and 10th Muharram.
“In continuation of Cabinet Division’s circular No. 10-02/2022-Min-II dated 23th December, 2022. It is for general information that the Prime Minister is pleased to declare 28th to 29th July, 2023 (Friday & Saturday) as public holidays on the occasion of Ashura (9th & 10th Moharram 1445 AH),” said the notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the federal government under Article 245 of the Constitution of Pakistan has decided to deploy Army in all four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during Muharram-Ul-Haram.
Earlier, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met in Quetta on Tuesday evening under the Chairmanship of Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad for sighting the Crescent of Muharram-Ul-Haram 1445 Hijri.
The meetings of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees were also held at their respective Headquarters at the same time.
However, the Muharram Crescent wasn’t sighted; therefore, it was announced that Youm-e-Ashur (10th of Muharram) would be observed on July 29 across Pakistan.