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Wednesday Jul 06 2022
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FPCCI rejects five-day-long Eid ul Adha holidays

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Web Desk
A representational image of the logo of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. — Facebook/File
A representational image of the logo of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. — Facebook/File

  • FPCCI says five-day Eid holiday was “not a good decision".
  • Urges govt to withdraw notification regarding five-day holiday.
  • Federation says country is in deficit, banks should remain open on Saturdays.


ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Wednesday opposed the decision taken by the federal government regarding the five-day-long Eid ul Adha holiday.

In a statement, the FPCCI said the five-day Eid holiday was “not a good decision”.

The FPCCI said the country is in deficit, therefore, banks should remain open on Saturdays and the government should withdraw the notification regarding the five-day holiday.

Last week, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved a holiday of five days for Eid ul Adha. According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, the premier approved Eid ul Adha holidays from July 8 to 12.

It should be noted that Eid ul Adha in Pakistan will be observed on July 10 (Sunday).