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Banks Will Be Closed On August 8 and 9 For Muharram In 2022

August 6, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Pakistan News


A two-day bank holiday in honour of Ashura was announced by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday (Muharram 9-10).

The State Bank of Pakistan announced that it will be closed on August 8 and 9, which were the 9th and 10th Muharram-ul-Haram, 1444 AH, in observance of Ashura.


  • On Ashura, the State Bank of Pakistan will be closed.
  • The dates August 8 and 9 will be Ashura.
  • Also declared by the government is a two-day holiday.

The announcement states that Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, has authorized the two-day public holiday honoring Ashura on August 8 and 9. (Monday and Tuesday).

For informational purposes only, the Prime Minister therefore proclaims the 8th and 9th of August, 2022 (Monday and Tuesday), as public holidays in honor of Ashura (9th & 10th Muharram 1444 AH).

All private and public agencies, educational institutions, enterprises, and other activities will be closed over those two days, according to the announcement.

In a notification sent by the Cabinet Division the day before, the federal government granted two vacations in honor of Ashura as Pakistanis and Muslims throughout the world get ready to observe the sacred event with grief, sorrow, and prayers.


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