Public and Optional Holidays, Notification For The Year 2022 Has Been Released By Ministry Of Interior Pakistan

The First Public Holiday Of The Year 2022 In Pakistan Will Be On 05 February (Kashmir Day). The Eid-ul-Fitr will be on May 03, and Eid-ul-Adha on 10 July  Expected.

Islamabad: The government of  Pakistan has issued a circular about the holidays for the year 2022. Due to COVID-19, both years 2020 and 2021 were the most difficult period in recent history. The world is eagerly awaiting the start of the new year 2022 in hope that their difficulties will end.

In 2022, the first public holiday will be on Kashmir Day on Wednesday, February 5, 2022.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be on May 03, and Eid-ul-Adha on July 11 (subject to the appearance of the Moon).

Detail of the public holiday of the year 2022 in Pakistan notified by the Federal Government is given below in table form.

Day Date Occasion
Saturday 05 February Kashmir Day
Wednesday 23 March Pakistan Day
Monday 18 April Easter *
Sunday 01 May Labour Day
Tuesday 03 May Eid ul Fitr *
Wednesday 04 May Eid ul Fitr *
Thursday 05 May Eid ul Fitr *
Sunday 10 July Eid ul Azha *
Monday 11 July Eid ul Azha *
Monday 08 August 09 Muharram (Ashura) *
Tuesday 09 August 10 Muharram (Ashura) *
Sunday 14 August Independence Day
Sunday 09 October Milad ul Nabi *
Sunday 25 December Quad I Azam Day & Christmas
Monday 26 December Christmas 

* Subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Following is the Public and Optional Holidays 2022 Notification No. F.No. 10-1/2021-Min-II Dated 17th December 2021 For Federal Government Employees Pakistan

Public and Optional Holidays 2022 Notification in Pakistan For Federal Government Employees Page I F.No. 10-1/2021-Min-II 17th December, 2021

The list of Optional Holidays in 2022, Pakistan is shown below.

Optional Holidays 2022 Notification F.No. 10-12021-Min-II Cabinet Divison Pakistan For Federal Government Employees Page 2

According to the notification, there will be a total of 15 public holidays in the year 2022, however, the disappointing news for the citizens is that six 6 out of fifteen 15 public holidays will be on Sunday.
In addition, government employees will enjoy twenty 20 optional holidays (casual leaves i.e; CL) during the year 2022.

Public holidays will be on Pakistan Day on 23rd March 2022, on the occasion of Labor Day on 1st May 2022, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr 1st Shawwal 1443 AH on 01st, 02nd, and 03rd May 2022 (subject to the appearance of the Moon), on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha 10 Zul-Hijjah 1443 AH on 11th, 12th and 13th July (subject to the appearance of the Moon),  Independence Day 14th August will be on Sunday, Ashura Muharram 9th, 10th August (subject to the appearance of the Moon), Eid Milad-un-Nabi on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal on 12th October (subject to the appearance of the Moon), Quaid-e-Azam Day and Christmas on 25th December on Sunday.

On December 26, one day after Christmas, there will be a holiday for the Christian community only. January 1, 2022, April 01, Ramadan, and July 1, 2022, will be bank holidays.

According to the Circular of the Ministry of Interior, Cabinet Divison, Pakistani may enjoy fourteen 15 public holidays and twenty 28 optional holidays in calendar 2022.

The first and last day of 2022 will be Saturday.

The list of Public Holidays in 2021, Pakistan is shown below.

Holiday Details For The Year 2021 Have Been Released Independence Day Eid ul Fitar Eid ul Azha Baqra Eid
List of Public Holidays in 2021, Pakistan Source

The list of Optional Holidays in 2021, Pakistan is shown below.

List of Optional Holiday in 2021 Pakistan, Holi, Basant, Good Friday, Baisakhi,Easter, Shab-e-Meraj, Nauroze (Parsi's New Year Day), Diwali
List of Optional Holiday in 2021 Pakistan

The optional holidays are denominational and the head of the office may use his/her discretional power to exercise it, so working of office not suffered.

For the government servants who want to avail optional holidays, it is compulsory that they take prior permission from the head of the office. In one calendar year, only one optional holiday may be availed.

 

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