Two Days Public Holidays for Youm-e-Ashur

14th August 2021.

On Friday, it was announced that the federal government has declared two days off for Youm-e-Ashur, on August 18th and 19th, 2021. The government has also decided to station troops and the army in the high alert region from the 1st of Muharram to the 13th of Muharram to ensure security.

The security procedure’s strategic plan has been completed, and the Pakistan army will assist civil security forces during the processions and other Muharram activities. Last week, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared a holiday on Muharram 1st as well.

Passenger riding is prohibited in Sindh from Muharram 8 to 10, according to Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Except for law enforcers, no one is allowed to transport weapons or ammunition with them. Except when there is a parade, majlis, or tazia, no more than five people can congregate. Women, children under the age of 12, senior citizens, journalists, disabled people, law enforcement officers, and employees of essential services are exempt from the pillion-riding ban.


National Command and Operation Centre after the suggestions of religious scholars and ulemas had generated the list of standard operating procedures to follow during any kind of gathering, procession, rally, or majlis.

The rules stated that all members must wear a mask, Maintain social segregation, Warm scanners are used to check temperatures, hand sanitizers should be available at the passage of majlis, parades, and other public gatherings, venues should be well ventilated, private get-togethers at home should be managed to avoid, Only immunized enthusiasts will be permitted in Majalis, and Food ought to be dispersed in open spaces in dispensable holders.

The Muharram moon was sighted by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Monday, and Tuesday was to be the first of Muharram when the new Islamic year began. According to the calendar, Youm-e-Ashur will fall on Thursday, August 19th. Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad announced the news.

Please contact the Legal Research Institute of Pakistan for further assistance.


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