The Interior Ministry has announced two public holidays over Ashura 2016, 9thand 10th Muharram, which will be falling on 11 and 12 of October.
The notification issued on the website announces Muharram holidays in Pakistan.
Following the notification, all the government, semi-government institutes, schools and collages will remain close over the days.
Public Holidays in Pakistan 2016
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR YEAR 2016:
Feb 5 Kashmir Day
Mar 23 Pakistan Day
May 1 Labour Day
Jul 7-11 Eid-ul-Fitar
Aug 14 Independence Day
Sep 13-16 Eid-ul-Azha
Oct 11-12 Ashura
Dec 14 Eid Milad un-Nabi
Dec 25 Qauid-e-Azam day / Christmas day
Dec 26 Day after Christmas (Only for Christians)
The day of Ashura remembers us the sacrifice of Hussain ibn Ali (R.A), the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ and the son of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A), along with his companions, they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid.