Holiday Announced By The Government Of Sindh
KARACHI, Pakistan – The Sindh caretaker government declared a public holiday on September 1 (Friday) in honor of Sufi saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s Urs.
According to a notification issued by the provincial caretaker administration, all offices, educational institutions, autonomous and semi-autonomous entities, businesses, and local councils under the Sindh government will be closed on Friday, save for necessary services.
According to the notification, “the government of Sindh declares 14th Safar 1445 (A.H) September 1, 2023, as a public holiday throughout the province of Sindh on the occasion of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s (RA) urs for all offices, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations, and local councils under the administrative control of the government of Sindh, except essential services.”
Every year on the 14th Safar (the second month of the Hijra calendar), Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s urs begins and lasts three days. According to sources, the three-day urs event would begin with poetry marathons, literature conferences, and other activities.