Public Holidays 2012: Government of Pakistan (Federal Govt) Notification

Notification of Public Holidays 2012: Government of Pakistan (Federal Govt)


Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Interior



Islamabad, the 10th January, 2012


As per previous practice, in consultation with Metrological Department, Karachi for expected dates of appearance of moon during the year 2012 and Ministry of Minorities for dates for festivals of minorities, following Public and Optional holidays for the calendar year 2012 have been prepared: –


Sr. Name of Occasion Days

Dates during year 2012

1* Eid Milad-un-Nabi

(12 Rabi-ul-Awal 1433 A.H)


4th February, 2012

2 Kashmir Day Sunday

5th February, 2012

3 Pakistan Day Friday

23rd March, 2012

4 Labour Day Tuesday

1st May, 2012

5 Independence Day Tuesday

14th August, 2012

6′ Eid-uf-Fitr

(1st Shawal 1433 A.H)

Monday Tuesday Wednessday

20th, 21″ & 22nd August, 2012

7* Eid-ul-Azha

(10* ZilHaj 1433 A.H)

Saturday & Sunday

27th & 28th October, 2012

8 Iqbal Day Friday

9th November, 2012

9* Ashura

(91” & 10th Moharrum 1433 A.H)

Monday &


26th & 27th November, 2012

10 Quaid-e-Azam Day/ Christmas Tuesday

25th December, 2012

11 Day after Christmas Wednesday

26th December, 2012 (For Christian only)


2.                   The following will be Bank holidays. However, on these days the Banks will

remain closed for public but NOT for their employees: –

iv)           2nd January, 2012 (Monday)

v)            2nd July, 2012 (Monday)

vi)           21″ July, 2012 (Saturday) corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1433 (subject to appearance of moon).


Holidays for Muslim Festivals are subject to appearance of moon for which a separate Notification will be issued.


Sr. Name of Occasion Days Dates during year 2012
1 New Year Day Sunday 1st January, 2012
2* Chelum (20 Safar 1433 A.H) Sunday 15th January, 2012
3 Basant Punchami Saturday 28th January, 2012
4 Shivaratri Monday 20th February, 2012
5* Giarhwin Sharief (11 Rabi-us-Sani 1433 A.H) Monday 5th March, 2012
6 Holl Wednesday 7th March, 2012
7 Dulhandi Thursday 8th March, 2012
8 Baisakhi Saturday 14th April, 2012
9 Good Friday Friday 6th April, 2012
10 Easter Sunday 8th April, 2012
11 Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai’s Community only) Saturday 21* April, 2012
12 Buddha Pumlma Sunday 6th May, 2012
13* Shab-e-Meraj (27 Rajab 1433 A.H) Tuesday 19th June, 2012
14* Shab-e-Barat (15 Shaban 1433 A.H) Friday 6th July, 2012
15 Janam Ashtami Friday 10th August, 2012
16 Nauroze (Parsi’s New Year Day) Saturday 18th August, 2012
17 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Thursday 23rd August, 2012
18 Durga Pooja Tuesday 16th October, 2012
19 Dussehra Wednesday 24th October, 2012
20 Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami Ji Monday 29th October, 2012
21 Diwali Tuesday 13th November, 2012
22 Guru Nanak’s Birthday Wednesday 28th November, 2012



• In case of Muslim Festivals, the dates of Optional holidays are based on anticipated dates and are subject to appearance of moon. 3 Government servants desiring to avail themselves of Optional Holidays shall take prior permission of the Head of Office concerned and no Government Servant shall be granted more than one optional holiday in the case of Muslims and three optional holidays in the case of non-Muslims, in a calendar year.

  1. The grant of this concession should not result in any dislocation of work. In the case of Muslim optional holidays, the number of persons permitted to avail optional holidays should be regulated in a manner so as to leave adequate staff for proper continuance of the work.


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6.                      A Government Servant should not ordinarily be refused an Optj

of religious significance to him and the refusal is likely to decrease the numb which he is entitled.




Incharge IT Section, Ministry of Interior for uploading in Wi of Interior.


  1. The optional holidays are denominational and may be allowed at the discretion of the Head of Office, provided the state of work permits.


Government of Pakistan (Federal Govt) Public Holidays for Year 2012 -1

Government of Pakistan (Federal Govt) Public Holidays for Year 2012 (2/2)



  1. It is suggested to please continue public holiday on 6th September every year so our new general knew that how our soldier defend Pakistan.

  2. Assalam U Alykum!
    Alhamdulilah, We are Muslim & We Live in Islamic Republic of Pakistan, It is Strongly Recommended that it Should be Declare National/Islamic Holiday on Occasion of Shab-e-Barat i.e on Friday 6th July 2012.

    Khurram Hafeez Chaudhry

  3. ghullamustafa says:

    a.oa please i am thankfull for the infomation givinging from your good office but i and we say to sorry upon the signature style is very not good. sir your are also desveing the post of the governement of pakistan. after seen your signture shown as not succefient .so please chage the signature the matter is prestage of post/ country. thnaks i say to sorry if my comments are disharted before you sorry pl forgave me and we all ok thanks.

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