Punjab announces public holidays on 9th and 10th Muharram

LAHORE: Punjab government Thursday announced two public holidays on the 9th and 10th of Muharram – Monday and Tuesday.

As per the notification, all public and private organizations will remain close on both days. The public holidays fall on August 8th (Monday) and August 9th (Tuesday). Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi chaired the meeting of Ittehad Bain-ul-Muslimeen Committee Punjab on Wednesday which was attended by the ulema of all schools of thought.

Earlier, Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi chaired the meeting of Ittehad Bain-ul-Muslimeen Committee Punjab on Wednesday which was attended by the ulema of all schools of thought. The meeting offered Fateha for the martyrs of the army helicopter crash and the people who lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the country and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.

The significant initiative of the chief minister for making the affidavit of the Finality of Prophethood (PBUH) mandatory in the marriage certificate was appreciated in strong words. The ulema said that this historic step would be remembered always and termed CM a “Mujahid Wazir-e-Ala.”

The CM said that ulema and mashaikh had always guided the nation and appreciated their role in maintaining brotherhood, tolerance and unity in the society. He added that special committees, including administrative, police officials and ulema had been formed in districts for religious tolerance and peace during Muharram. In order to maintain societal peace at the grassroots, decisions will be made in consultation, he said.

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