The government of Pakistan has declared July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd to mark holidays on account of Eid ul Adha.
According to the details, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Shehbaz Gill announced the all businesses, public places, markets and shops will remain closed from Friday to Sunday on account of Eid holidays.
“Only essential items’ shops and medical services/stores as already notified will remain open,”
He said three days declared as holidays to limit people from travelling that will help in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Dr Shahbaz Gill said, long holidays in Eid Ul Fitr resulted in spike of the cases in Pakistan.
Let it be known that it was announced by Ruet e Hilal Committee that Eid ul Adha 2020 will be celebrated in Pakistan on August 1.
Earlier, Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had said that Pakistan will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on July 31st “as per Ministry of Science and Technology ‘s calendar.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan had also said that security measures and SOPs should be strictly enforced on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
A high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which the situation of COVID-19 has been reviewed.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister directed that the NCOC meetings be held in the provincial capitals and the administrative measures be made more effective with the cooperation and coordination of the provincial governments and the administration.
During the meeting, the strategy to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and ensure people to follow SOPs during Eid-ul-Adha and Muharram was also discussed.
The Prime Minister was also briefed on the current situation of Coronavirus, the regional situation, the positive results of the Smart Lockdown strategy, as well as the situation of increasing the number of beds in hospitals equipped with the required facilities.
It was stated in the briefing during the meeting that the complete lockdown strategy in the region has not yielded the desired results but due to economic constraints lifting the lockdown has significantly increased the spread and deaths from the pandemic while smart lockdown strategy in Pakistan has been very effective.