Govt announces two-day public holiday on Aug 29, 30
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The Ministry of Interior Tuesday notified a two-day public holiday in view of the 9th and 10th of Muharram.
"It is notified for general information that 29th and 30th August 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) shall be public holidays on the occasion of Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram 1442 AH)," read the notification.
The provincial governments are also taking measures to ensure security and to avoid any untoward incident during the month of Muharram.
Many cities will see the suspension of cellular services as well as a ban on riding on Muharram 9 and 10 as safety measures.
Special SOPs has also been issued to observe strictly during the Muharram gatherings and processions to keep a check on the spread of the coronavirus.