Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan has issued the official announcement on 3rd May, 2021 in connection with notification of Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 holidays. The further details are given below:
Ministry of Interior Eid Holidays Notification 2021
It is notified for general information that 10th May to 15th May 2021 (Monday to Friday) will be public holidays on the occasion of Eid holidays. The employees will enjoy Eid Holidays 2021 notification from 08-05-2021 to 16-05-2021.
Current spike of COVID-19 in the country merits effective measures to arrest its further spread with special emphasis on reducing mobility during forthcoming Eid-Ul-Fitr. Comprehensive guidelines for “STAY HOME-STAY SAFE – Eid-Ul-Fitr-2021 from 8-16 May 2021” are appended below. These guidelines shall be read in conjunction with NPIs already notified by NCOC on 23 April and 27 April 2021:
Announcement of Eid Holidays from 10-15 May 2021 – clearly stating intention of reducing national mobility.
Issuance of comprehensive SOPs / guidelines for Yom-e-Ali, Itekaf, Shab-e-Qadar, Jumma-tul-Wida and Namaz-e-Eid by 1 May 2021.
All markets, businesses and shops will remain closed except essential services including following
- Grocery Stores
- Pharmacies / Medical Stores
- Medical Facilities and Vaccination Centres
- Vegetable, Fruit, Chicken & Meat Shops. Bakeries
- Petrol Pumps
- Food Takeaways and E Commerce (Home Delivery)
- Utility Services (Electricity. Natural Gas, Internet, Cellular Networks / Telecom, Call Centres) and Media
Ban on chand raat bazaars including mehndi, jewelry I ornaments and clothing stalls.
Complete ban on tourism for both locals & outsiders. All tourist resorts, formal and informal picnic spots, public parks, shopping malls, all hotels and restaurants in / around tourist / picnic spots to remain closed.
Travel nodes leading to tourist / picnic spots closed; focus on Murree, Galiyat, Swat-Kalam, Sea View / Beaches and Northern Areas and other tourist destinations Locals especially people of GB & AJK be allowed to travel back home.
Transport Ban on inter-provincial, inter-city and intra-city public transport except private vehicles, taxis/cabs, rikshaws with 50% occupancy.
Additional trains to manage extra passenger load till 7 May, thereafter normal train operation be resumed 70% occupancy along with stringent COVID SOPs be ensured.
Media Continuous messaging through print, electronic and social media on the theme ‘Stay Home – Stay Safe for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021.
Media channels to air Special Eid Holiday Packages (Movies, dramas and entrainment shows etc) to keep public at home – uninterrupted electricity supply be ensured during Eid Holidays.
Pakistan Eid-ul-Fitr Holidays 2021 Schedule
|1||10th May 2021||Monday|
|2||11th May 2021||Tuesday|
|3||12th May 2021||Wednesday|
|4||13th May 2021||Thursday|
|5||14th May 2021||Friday|
|6||15th May 2021||Saturday|