Lahore (25th May, 2019): The S&GAD department of the Government of the Punjab has issued a notification of local holiday in Lahore on account of visit of Vice President of China. All schools, colleges and district government offices will remain closed on 27th May 2019 (Monday).

The notification issued vide order no. SOW-I(S&GAD)1-3/94(P) dated 25th May, 2019 read as:

It is hereby notified for general public that a local holiday in Lahore District shall be observed on 27. May, 2019 (Monday) in connection with the visit of The Vice President of People’s Republic of China.

This holiday will be observed only at the District Administration level and its subordinate offices located in Lahore District. The Punjab Civil Secretariat, its Attached Departments and Regional Offices, however, shall remain open and functional as usual.

The notification is issued from Additional Secretary and all relevant departments have been informed accordingly. Therefore, local holiday will be observed on Monday.

Moreover, Youm-e-Ali will also be celebrated on 27th May 2019 (21st Ramadan) whereby processions will be held, mainly in the old Lahore area. In previous years, area nearby Civil Secretariat, Central Model School, Data Darbar remain cordoned off due to security measures and route of processions. The local holiday will allow security agencies to maintain peace and law & order during such processions.

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