Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has rejected the plan for reintroducing Saturday. As a public holiday for government agencies and educational institutions. The premier rejected the plan during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and directed appropriate agencies to guarantee that Saturday is observed as a working day.
Last week, it reported that a summary gives to the federal cabinet. Recommending that Saturday restore as a holiday, reverting to a two-day weekend. The suggestion rejects by the prime minister during a cabinet meeting just before his departure for a three-day official visit to Turkey.
PM Shehbaz said shortly after his election in April that two weekly holidays abolish. Just Sunday celebrate as a holiday in federal government agencies and educational institutions.
Government employees and students reacted angrily to the decision, holding rallies to compel the federal government to return to a two-day weekend.
Miftah defended PM Shehbaz’s decision
Miftah defended PM Shehbaz’s decision. Arguing that official working hours are already reduce during Ramadan and that there would be several Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, which is why PM Shehbaz opted to scrap the Saturday holiday. The administration had previously determined that the Saturday holiday at government offices would not be reestablished.
Following the Prime Minister’s approval
The Establishment Division issued a notification in this respect. Federal government offices must operate six days a week and keep office hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, according to the notification. A 30-minute prayer break is allow starting at 1 p.m. However, on Friday, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.