ISLAMABAD: Two public holidays will be observed on account of Ashura (Muharram 09 and 10) which falls on October 11 and 12.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the interior ministry on its website. Copy is attached below.

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According to the circular, all public, private and semi-government institutions will remain closed on October 11 and 12 in connection with Muharram 09 and 10 (1438 AH). All schools, offices and markets will remain shut on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ashura marks the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Holy Prophet (PBUH), at the battle of Karbala.