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Ramadan 2023: Govt notifies office timings

Public offices coming under ambit of federal government will operate from 7:30am to 1:30pm from Monday to Thursday

By Web Desk
March 20, 2023
A person sighting the moon through a telescope. — AFP/File
A person sighting the moon through a telescope. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: As the nation gears up for prayers and other religious engagements ahead of Ramadan, the federal government Monday notified timings for public officers during the holy month.

In a notification, the Establishment Division said the public offices coming under the ambit of the federal government would operate from 7:30am to 1:30pm from Monday to Thursday.

Moreover, the public offices coming under the ambit of the federal government would operate from 7:30am to 12:00pm on Fridays.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that there is a strong possibility that the crescent for Ramadan 2023 will be sighted on the evening of March 22 (Wednesday).

The update was shared by the Met department's Climate Data Processing Centre. This means the first of Ramadan is likely to fall on Thursday, March 23 in Pakistan.

According to the climate record, the weather is expected to be fair and partly cloudy in most parts of the country during the Ramadan moon sighting time.

Muslims throughout Pakistan and the rest of the world observe the month of Ramadan annually. It is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn until dusk.