Govt, semi-govt institutions witness low attendance on Friday

Islamabad—The government, semi- government and private offices of Federal Capital on Friday witnessed very thin attendance as most of the employees hailing from other cities had already left for their home towns to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
The government was already announced holidays from July 4 to 8 and the people belong to far flung areas left of Eid as Saturday and Sunday was off.
Talking to APP, Kaleem Abbas Sidhu who was working in the Ministry of Finance said that Monday will be the last working day before Eid holidays but he is going to his hometown today because of two weekly off. When asked about the working day of Monday, Kaleem Abbas said that he had got one day causal leave from his incharge so that he is going to celebrate Islamic festivity with their beloved ones.
Those who attended the offices on Friday, remained occupied in discussion as to how to get seat in coaches to reach their native towns in view of great rush.
Another employee Muhammad Rafique who hails from Layyah, said his family had left on Friday but he could not accompany them due to working day of Monday.
During a survey it was observed that restive mood was prevailing in most of the offices and officials and staff were seen to discuss how to celebrate Eid. Only locals who are the resident of twin-city were present in some government offices like Radio Pakistan, Associated Press of Pakistan and Pakistan Television.—APP

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