Pakistan has started observing Eid holidays from today (May 22) and will continue to do so till May 27, a notification from the interior ministry.
Jummat-ul-Wida and Eid prayers
Congregational prayers of Juma and Eid-ul-Fitr will be offered in accordance with the 20-point SOPs formulated by President Arif Alvi and Pakistani ulema of different sects across the country.
Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman will preside over the meeting.
However, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had claimed that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 24 (Sunday) in many countries including Pakistan.
Eid shopping being observed with SOPs
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had ordered the provincial government to ensure that shopping malls and markets remain open seven days a week, which were earlier closed during the lockdown.
All provinces have announced that markets will remain open from 9 am – 5 pm and has made it compulsory for traders to ensure that the SOPs are followed.