Public Holiday in Pakistan in 2024

Public Holiday in Pakistan in 2024
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore. Image by Faizanahmad
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2024 Punjabi Tue, Apr 23 Regional Holiday

A public holiday in Karachi for the convenience of the general public during the Iranian President's visit.

After Sindh government, Punjab has also announced a public holiday in Lahore on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 for the convenience of the general public and commuters during Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's visit.

Raisi will arrive in Lahore on April 23rd and hold meetings with the Punjab government officials.

Iranian president Raisi landed in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day official visit, the foreign office said, amid tight security in the federal capital.

The visit, which the FO said would run until Wednesday, comes as the two neighbours seek to mend ties after unprecedented tit-for-tat strikes this year.

"The Iranian president is accompanied by his spouse and a high-level delegation," the foreign ministry said in a statement, adding that the group also included the foreign minister, other cabinet members and senior officials.

On his first day in Pakistan, Raisi held meetings with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and other officials, while he will also go Lahore and Karachi, it added.

Major highways in the federal capital were blocked as part of the security measures for Raisi's visit, which is a key step towards normalising ties with Islamabad.

It must be noted that the Sindh government also declared a public holiday on April 23rd in the Karachi division to “avoid inconvenience to the general public” as foreign dignitaries, including the Iranian president are visiting Pakistan.

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