Govt announces three holidays for Islamabadites
Federal government takes back mobile phone signal shutting down decision
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The federal government has announced three local holidays for the people of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) from December 18 to December 20 (Saturday to Monday) on the eve of the extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) in the federal capital, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed talking to media persons in Islamabad said that the Interior Ministry, Chief Commissioner Islamabad and ICT Police took the decision for not shutting down the mobile phone signals on the eve of OIC moot.
He said the federal secretariat employees will also go on local holidays on Dec 18 to 20.
The minister said that the OIC summit is being held in Pakistan after 41 years and the OIC members are Pakistan’s guests.
Earlier in the day, the Interior Minister chaired a meeting of senior officials at Safe City headquarters where participants were briefed on the security arrangements for the OIC Conference.
Islamabad Metro closed till Monday
Moreover, Islamabad DC Hamza Shafqaat tweeted, “Coming Monday and Saturday will be local holiday in Islamabad for schools and private offices. Hiking trails in margalla will stay closed. Metro stations (Pak sect to Shaheed e millat sect) will stay closed till Monday.”
Coming Monday and Saturday will be local holiday in Islamabad for schools and private offices. Hiking trails in margalla will stay closed. Metro stations (Pak sect to Shaheed e milat sect) will stay closed till Monday.— Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat (@hamzashafqaat) December 17, 2021
Reporter Awais Kiyani