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Extra public holiday announced in Chitral

CHITRAL: The district government has announced that all offices and educational institutions would remain closed on Saturday too.

The decision was made by the district nazim keeping in view the fact that attendance would remain thin as people were already on Eid holiday till Friday and would be attending offices on Monday.

An officer order issued by the nazim said Saturday is declared public holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr in the “best interest of public service.”

But the KP education department declared the nazim’s order illegal and asked its officials concerned in Chitral to ensure that all educational institutions opened on Saturday.

The secretary education said under the local government laws district nazims had no power to announce public holidays for educational institutions.

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