ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary on Thursday said that no change in weekly holiday calendar is under consideration.
In his latest tweet on Thursday, he said all such rumors regarding change in this regard are baseless.
“No change in weekly holiday calendar is under consideration, all such rumours regarding change in this regard are baseless,” he tweeted.
It is pertinent here to mention that the news about changing the weekend in Pakistan went viral on social media early this week, but the information minister broke the silence on Thursday and debunked all such rumours.
Pakistan has changed its weekly off day at least two times in the past. At the time of its independence, the weekly off-day was Sunday.
The weekend was changed from Sunday to Friday in 1977 by the then president General Ziaul Haq. Pakistan had observed Sunday as the weekend since its independence in 1947.