Rumors were circulating on social media that PTI government is thinking to make Friday as a weekly holiday and week will start from Sunday. But government refuted these online rumors.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry used twitter to denounce this fake rumor which is circulating on social media from many days.
No change in weekly holiday calender is under consideration, all such rumours regarding change in this regard are baseless
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 21, 2019
Some usual media users and pages were claiming that Imran Khan has decided to change the holidays to Friday & Saturday as it is observed in many Arab countries.
So is it true that sunday's holiday is going to be cancelled and we will be having half day on thursday and holiday on Friday, from 1st march ? ????
— F A I Z A N (@mfaizanjaved) February 20, 2019
FRIDAY HOLIDAY is back guys. pic.twitter.com/Ck9iDtuIXU
— LAWYER (@Sen_Barrister) February 20, 2019
— Mishi (@Mishi827) February 20, 2019
This announcement came after the visit of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman. But it turns out to be another fake news in the world of online lies.
Friday will be the Holiday and Thursday will be the Half Holiday.. from 1st March 2019.
*PM House* pic.twitter.com/jGIOi49wf7
— Saad Islam Sulehri (@SaadSulehri_) February 20, 2019
Prior to 1997 Pakistan observed Friday and Saturday as weekly holidays while Sunday was a working day.
Ex Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif changed the weekly holidays to align with the western markets where Friday is a working day.