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Sindh declares December 27 public holiday

Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, during a rally in Rawalpindi

By Web Desk
December 21, 2021
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in an election rally in Rawalpindi in 2007. — AFP
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in an election rally in Rawalpindi in 2007. — AFP

The Sindh government on Tuesday announced a public holiday on Monday, December 27, a notification said.

According to the notification by the Services, General Administration and Coordination Department, the day will be observed as a public holiday "throughout the province of Sindh".

Sindh declares December 27 public holiday

Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, during a rally in Rawalpindi.

All offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils falling under the control of the provincial government would remain closed on the day, the notification read.

It added that this does not apply to essential services and "those engaged in COVID-19 emergency/vaccination drives".

On Monday, the Sindh government also announced December 25 (Saturday) a public holiday on account of the birth of Pakistan's founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and to mark the festivities of Christmas.