The District Coordination officer (Rawalpindi) has declared local holiday on 21st November, 2016 (Monday) on account of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain. Earlier, the local authorities of Lahore have also declared local holiday there.
The security agencies have fool-proof plans for the processions of the Chehlum in Rawalpindi.
The notification has been issued vide No. 5585/AC dated 19th November 2016 from the office of District Coordination Office, Rawalpindi.
The notification issued by Talat Mahmood Gondal (DCO Rawalpindi) states that
All Educational Institutes i.e. Universities, Colleges and Schools (Government as well as private) situated within the limites of Rawal Town Rawalpindi shall remained closed on 21st November, 2016 due to Chehlum Processions.
The government announced the closure of educational institutions so that the Chehlum may be held peacefully and to avoid the traffic too.