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Ashura 2016 Holidays in Pakistan


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


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.


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