The government has changed its decision after a strong reaction from the federal government employees. The government has reinstated to two weekly holidays for public office employees.
Two Weekly Holidays Notification
A notification issued from the Cabinet Secretariat Establishment Division canceled Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s previous Saturday-only work requirement for public offices.
From new notification of two Weekly Holidays, effective from 2 May, offices that previously operated five days a week will operate from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Monday to Friday.
On Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be a two-hour longer break.
The offices that worked 6 days a week will operate from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and Saturday.
On Friday, offices will close at 1:00 p.m. for a half-day.
After assuming the office, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reinstated Saturday as a weekly holiday. He also adjusted his office hours accordingly.
Employees reacted to the decision by protesting even during Ramadan. The government had to change their decision because of the protests.