Ministry of Interior clarified on Thursday that a so-called revised notification regarding the Eidul Azha holidays was, in fact, fake as the department had already made the announcement.
The ministry had earlier announced that all offices will remain closed from August 21 to August 23, 2018, however, a revised notification was circulating on social media which spread an assumption that the government had extended the Eid holidays by one day.
“It is notified for general information that 21st to 24th August 2018 (Tuesday to Friday) shall be public holidays on the occasion of the religious festival of Eid-ul-Azha,” the fake notification said.
It is worth mentioning here that on Wednesday, the interim federal government had announced three day holidays for Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan from August 21 to 23, said a notification.
The notification issued by the ministry of interior said, “It is notified for general information that August 21 to 23, 2018 (Tuesday to Thursday) shall be public holidays on the occasion of the religious festival of Eid-ul-Azha.”