November 29, 2022
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Banks will be closed on August 8 and 9, 2022, for Muharram

Banks will be closed on August 8 and 9, 2022, for Muharram

KARACHI: 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 would be closed on August 8 and 9, which were the 9th and 10th Muharram-ul-Haram, 1444 AH, in observance of Ashura.

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

On July 31, the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram, which marks the start of the new Islamic year 1444 AH, began.

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