Islamabad (Web Desk): The government on Friday announced the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awal as a nationwide public holiday to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW).
According to a notification issued by the Cabinet Division: "It is notified for general information that Tuesday, October 19, 2021, shall be a public holiday on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi ul Awwal 1443 AH) throughout the country."
Earlier on Wednesday, the Sindh government had announced a holiday throughout the province on the occasion.
The moon for the holy month of Rabi ul Awal was sighted in Pakistan on October 7.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) will be celebrated with full religious zeal and fervour.
While chairing a high-level meeting to review the preparations for Eid Milad-un-Nabi’s celebrations, the premier said that special ceremonies will also be organized throughout the country to mark this day, adding that the biggest ceremony of Pakistan’s history to celebrate this day will be held in Islamabad.
Federal Ministers Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistants Shahbaz Gill and Usman Dar, along with others, attended the meeting. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail also participated in the meeting via video link.