• Thu. Feb 2nd, 2023

Sindh announces holiday on Dec 27 to mark Benazir’s death anniversary


Supporters of slain leader Benazir Bhutto rally in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2013 on the sixth anniversary of her death. —Agencies/file
Supporters of slain leader Benazir Bhutto rally in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2013 on the sixth anniversary of her death. —Agencies/file

KARACHI: The Sindh government announced a public holiday on December 27 to mark former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary. 

The notification in this regard was issued by the Services General Administration and Coordination Department on Tuesday. 

“The Government of Sindh has been pleased to declare 27’s December, 2022 (Tuesday) as a public holiday throughout the province of Sindh on the occasion of shahadat of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for all offices, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations, and local councils under the administrative control of Government of Sindh, except the essential services and those engaged in COVID-19 emergency and flood relief duties,” states the notification.

Moreover, December 26 has also been declared a public holiday (for Christians only) on the occasion of the day after Christmas throughout the province. 



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