Govt decides to restore weekly off on Saturdays

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday decided to restore weekly off on Saturday for government employees, which Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had earlier abolished.

However, the decision will be approved by a meeting of the cabinet presided over by PM Shehbaz on Tuesday.

The premier, via executive order, had directed the government offices to remain open on Saturdays. The decision was faced with severe resistance as the majority of people were against it.

Subsequently, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had decided to observe a six-day working week with revised working hours, issuing a notification to all commercial banks, development finance institutions and microfinance banks.

As a result, bankers across the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad had staged protests outside the press clubs and SBP buildings against the government’s decision.


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