Islamabad is preparing to receive distinguished foreign delegates with an important visit scheduled for July 31st and August 1st, 2023. To ensure a smooth and successful event, officials are contemplating the idea of declaring these two days as public holidays in the local area.
The objective of this choice is to guarantee a seamless visit for the esteemed Chinese dignitaries while ensuring top-notch security. Reliable sources have disclosed that high-ranking Chinese officials will be arriving in Pakistan’s capital city on July 31st and August 1st. Islamabad has ample experience in hosting dignitaries and foreign representatives, making it a familiar ground for such events.
Earlier, the federal government had announced two public holidays on 28 and 29 July on account of Ashura. As per a letter making rounds in different WhatsApp groups, the copy of which is available with ProPakistani, the ICT Chief Commissioner’s Office has requested the Interior Ministry to declare Monday and Tuesday as local holidays in Islamabad.
As of now, it is important to note that the Interior Ministry has not yet released an official notification regarding holidays in Islamabad.