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Punjab University to remain closed on Nov 20

LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) will remain closed on Monday, November 20 on account of its 126th convocation. However, the Punjab University campuses at Gujranwala and Jhelum will remain open, official sources said. “Other academic staff including teachers and officials, which have been assigned tasks, will attend the office,” the sources added.

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Hindu community celebrating Diwali

KARACHI: Diwali, the Festival of Lights, will be celebrated by Hindu community across Pakistan on Wednesday evening in a befitting manner. The day will start with morning prayers and special prayers for progress and prosperity of the country. Diwali is marked with fireworks, festive meals and exchange of sweets and gifts. The Sindh government has…

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UK couple jailed in latest holiday sickness scam

LONDON:A British couple were jailed Friday for making fake holiday sickness claims in a case that authorities hope will the end the “explosion” of fake food poisoning cases. Deborah Briton, 53, and partner Paul Roberts, 43, claimed they and their two children had fallen ill during holidays to Spain’s Majorca in 2015 and 2016. Judge…

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China shares hit 21-month high; Turkish lira takes a dive

SYDNEY: Chinese shares climbed on Monday after a week-long break as a disappointing survey on the country’s service sector did little to dent optimism on global growth, while political uncertainty caused turbulence for the Turkish and British currencies, reported Reuters. Liquidity was lacking with Japan and South Korea on holiday and a partial holiday in…

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Ashura’s holidays announced

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has announced two public holidays on account of Ashura (Muharram 09 and 10) which falls on September 30 and October 1, 2017. A notification issued in this regard on Friday said there would be public holidays on September 30 and October 1, 2017 in all offices, institutions, Banks etc in…

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Three-day Eid holiday announced

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday declared a three-day holiday on the festive occasion of Eid ul Fitr. According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, June 26, 27 and 28 shall be public holidays on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr 2017. The Eid, according to Met Office officials, is likely to fall…

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Indian state cancels Eid Milad-un-Nabi holiday

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) has announced an end to holidays for Eid Milad-un-Nabi and 15 other public holidays, local media reported. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s on Twitter yesterday. Besides the aforementioned holidays, days off to celebrate the birth of…

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Interior ministry announces holiday on Monday for Christians

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry announced optional holiday on April 17 (Monday) for Christian community as day after Easter. According to Interior Ministry notification on Friday, the holiday was announced in view of Easter and would be availed by Christians working in governmental and non-governmental organizations of the country. The decision of holiday was taken on…

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Sindh government announces holiday on April 4

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced a public holiday on April 4 across the province to mark the 38th death anniversary of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. All offices working under the provincial government along with courts and educational institutions will remain closed on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was…

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Public holiday in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

The district administrations have declared a local holiday in Islamabad and Rawalpindi for the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit on March 1. All educational institutions and offices will remained closed.

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DHA schools to remain shut on Friday

LAHORE: The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) administration on Thursday announced the closure of all its educational institutions located in the society for Friday (February 24) to beef up the security arrangements at the institutions. Parents of students have been asked through text messages of phones not to send their children to the schools on Friday….

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Sindh govt announces holiday on December 27

Sindh government on Friday declared December 27 as public holiday on account of death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. All offices, autonomous or semi-autonomous, working under the Sindh government will remain closed as per the notification released by the provincial government . Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said a large…

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UAE announces New Year holiday

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates Tuesday announced New Year’s holiday for government and private sector, local news outlets reported on Tuesday. Employees of both sectors will be off on January 1, 2017 (Sunday) and resume their official duties on January 2. According to Gulf News, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources issued a circular to ministries…

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KP govt, SBP issue holiday notification

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a notification today, declaring Monday to be a closed public holiday on account of Eid Milad un Nabi (PUBH). The Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be celebrated across Pakistan on Monday with religious fervor and passion. Religious groups will take out rallies to mark the festive occasion. Streets will be decorated…

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November 21 declared holiday in Lahore

LAHORE: District government Lahore on Saturday announced a local holiday on November 21 on the eve of the annual Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh (RA). According to the notification, all offices and educational institute of district level will remain closed. Local holiday will not be applicable on Civil Secretariat employees and its related staff….

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Balochistan govt declares public holiday on Iqbal Day

QUETTA: The Balochistan government declared a public holiday for educational institutes across the province to mark the birth anniversary of the Poet of East Allama Muhammad Iqbal falling on Wednesday. “There will be public holiday in Balochistan on the occasion of Iqbal Day in schools and colleges,” a spokesman for the Balochistan government told SAMAA….

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Private schools to remain closed in KP on Iqbal Day

PESHAWAR: Private schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain opened on Iqbal Day, the province’s private educational institutions association has announced. There has been no decision by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Iqbal Day being declared a public holiday. Meanwhile, Sindh government also announced that educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow. Meanwhile, Interior Ministry Tuesday denied issuing…

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UAE announces holiday to celebrate new Islamic Year

ABU DHABI: Workers in the UAE will enjoy a three-day weekend beginning September 30 – returning to work on October 3. Sunday October 2, 2016, will be an official paid holiday for all public and private sector employees in the UAE, in celebration of the Islamic New Year 1438, the Ministry of Human Resources and…

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Federal government announces Eid ul Azha holidays

ISLAMABAD: The federal government Monday announced a three-day holiday on account of Eid ul Azha falling on September 13. According to a notification issued on Monday, the interior ministry said that all public and private offices would remain closed from September  12 to 14 for the religious holiday and it means people will return to…

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Shab-e-Meraj will be observed tonight

Muslims will observe Shab-e-Meraj – the night when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to the highest levels of Heavens – tonight (Wednesday) across the country with religious respect and traditional fervor. Watch this report…

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LG Election: Holiday announced in six districts of Karachi

KARACHI:  To facilitate voters to cast their votes for the Local Government elections in six districts of Karachi, the provincial government has announced December 5 as  holiday. Polling will be held in the metropolis for the 3rd phase of Local Government Elections. The holiday is announced within the jurisdiction of the Districts include West, East,…

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