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Pakistan Public Holidays 2022

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Pakistan Public Holidays 2022 details have been announced by The Federal Government of Pakistan. The details of the public, gazetted and optional holidays for the calendar year 2022 in Pakistan is as under;
A total of 14 public holidays are included for the general public in 2022 by the Federal Government of Pakistan.
At least 22 optional holidays have also been announced for the year 2022 by the Federal Government of Pakistan for government employees. One employee, however, is only allowed to avail one optional holiday in the case of Muslims and three if they are non-Muslim.
Here is the list of the date and days of the public holidays and gazetted holidays in Pakistan announced by the Federal Government of Pakistan for the calendar year 2022.

Pakistan Public Holidays 2022 List

The list includes:

5 Feb                    Sat                        Kashmir Day

23 Mar                 Wed                      Pakistan Day

18 Apr                  Mon                      Easter Monday

1 May                   Sun                        Labour Day

3 May                   Tue                       Eid ul-Fitr

4 May                   Wed                      Eid ul-Fitr Holiday

5 May                   Thu                       Eid ul-Fitr Holiday

10 Jul                    Sun                        Eid ul-Azha

11 Jul                    Mon                      Eid ul-Azha Holiday

8 Aug                    Mon                      Ashura

9 Aug                    Tue                       Ashura

14 Aug                  Sun                        Independence Day

9 Oct                    Sun                        Milad un-Nabi

25 Dec                  Sun                        Christmas Day

25 Dec                  Sun                        Quiad-e-Azam Day

26 Dec                  Mon                      Day after Christmas

(only for Christians)

* Subject to the appearance of the moon.

Bank Holidays in Pakistan 2022

The banks will be closed on the following dates for public dealings, however, the employees of the banks/DFIs/MFBs will report to work as usual.

1st January 2022 – Monday

14th April 2022 – Monday (Corresponding to 1st Ramadan and subject to appearance of the moon)

1st July 2022 – Friday

Optional Holidays List 2022 in Pakistan

New Year Day    Saturday              1st January 2022

Basant Punchami              Saturday              5th February 2022

Shivaratri             Tuesday               1st March 2022

Shab-e-Meraj     Tuesday               1st March 2022

Holi        Thursday              17th Marth 2022

Dulhandi              Friday    18th March 2022

Shab-e-Barat      Friday    18th March 2022

Baisakhi               Thursday              14th April 2022

Good Friday        Friday    15th April 2022

Easter / Day After Easter Sunday Sunday, Monday               17th, 18th April 2022

Eid-e-Rizwan (Bohai’s Community Only)   Thursday              21st April 2022

Buddha Purnima               Monday               16th May 2022

Nauroze (Parsi’s New Year Day)   Tuesday               16th August 2022

Janam Ashtami                  Friday    19th August 2022

Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)  Sunday  21st August 2022

Chehlum (20th Safar 1444 AH)      Saturday              17th September 2022

Durga Puja                         Monday               3rd October 2022

Dussehra                            Wednesday         5th October 2022

Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami Ji             Sunday  9th October 2022

Diwali                                  Monday               24th October 2022

Giyarvee Shareef (11th Rabi- Us-Sani 1444 AH)      Monday               7th November 2022

Guru Nonak Dev Jee Birthday       Tuesday               8th November 2022

“The Government servants desiring to avail themselves of Optional Holidays shall take prior permission of the Head of Office concerned and no Government Servant shall be granted more than one optional holiday in the case of Muslims and three optional holidays for Non-Muslims, in a calendar year.

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