Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has stated that the Eid holiday will be extended from June 28 to July 1st.
The federal government declared three Eidul Adha vacations shortly after the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced the sighting of the Zil Hajj moon on Monday.
According to an earlier Cabinet Division statement, “[…] it is for general knowledge that the Prime Minister is happy to authorize the following public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha:
- 29th and 30th June 2023 (Thursday and Friday) for the offices observing five days working in a week; and
- 29th June to 1st July 2023 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) for the offices observing 6 days working in a week.”
The Prime Minister has now extended the Eid holiday from June 28 to July 1st.
Meanwhile, Eidul Adha vacations in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will run from 9 Zul Hijjah to 12 Zul Hijjah, or from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30, with Saturday and Sunday included as weekend holidays. Employees who take a day off before the Eid holidays, i.e. Monday, will receive a full week off.