KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday announced bank holiday on account of Ashura on Muharram 9 and 10.
The SBP will remain closed on 9th and 10th September, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday) being 9th & 10th Moharram-ul-Haram, 1441 A.H. on the occasion of Ashura.
The SBP also announced to celebrate Defence Day and Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The Government of Pakistan has decided to commemorate Friday, September 6, 2019 as “Defence Day” as well as “Kashmir Solidarity Day”.
Accordingly, office hours on Friday, September 6, 2019 will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to facilitate all employees to participate in the following activities:
Commemorate the Defence Day of Pakistan;
Observe Solidarity with the people of Kashmir; and
Visit families of Martyrs (Shuhada) and monuments.