Sindh govt announces public holiday on Dec 27

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The Sindh government has declared a public holiday on December 27 (Tuesday) on account of the 15th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

A notification was also issued by the Services, General Administration, and Coordination Department of the provincial government. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will organize a public meeting on Dec 27 at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh to mark the 15th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari would address the gathering, say sources. Weeks before the general elections in the country in 2007, the former prime minister and PPP chairperson was targeted in a gun and bomb attack when she was returning after addressing an election rally at Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi.

The attack, in which she was martyred with scores of her party activists, jolted the political landscape of the country and triggered a frenzy of anarchy and arson attacks that resulted in billions of rupees loss to the country.

Meanwhile, Sindh government has announced Christmas holidays and issued notification on this regard on Tuesday.

According to notification, December 26 has been announced as a Christmas holiday for government employees of the Christian community across Sindh. The notification also states that December 27 will be a public holiday in connection with the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.

The notification of these holidays has been issued by the Chief Secretary Sindh.

It should be noted that since December 25 is a Sunday holiday on the occasion of Christmas, so December 26 has been declared as a holiday for government employees of the Christian community.