Govt, semi-govt in­sti­tu­tions wit­ness low at­ten­dance on Fri­day

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The gov­ern­ment, semi- gov­ern­ment and pri­vate of­fices of Fed­eral Cap­i­tal on Fri­day wit­nessed very thin at­ten­dance as most of the em­ploy­ees hail­ing from other cities had al­ready left for their home towns to cel­e­brate Eid-ul-Fitr.

The gov­ern­ment was al­ready an­nounced hol­i­days from July 4 to 8 and the peo­ple be­long to far flung ar­eas left of Eid as Satur­day and Sun­day was off.

Talk­ing to APP, Kaleem Ab­bas Sidhu who was work­ing in the Min­istry of Fi­nance said that Mon­day will be the last work­ing day before Eid hol­i­days but he is go­ing to his home­town today be­cause of two weekly off. When asked about the work­ing day of Mon­day, Kaleem Ab­bas said that he had got one day causal leave from his incharge so that he is go­ing to cel­e­brate Is­lamic fes­tiv­ity with their beloved ones.

Those who at­tended the of­fices on Fri­day, re­mained oc­cu­pied in dis­cus­sion as to how to get seat in coaches to reach their na­tive towns in view of great rush.

Another em­ployee Muham­mad Rafique who hails from Layyah, said his fam­ily had left on Fri­day but he could not ac­com­pany them due to work­ing day of Mon­day.

Dur­ing a sur­vey it was ob­served that restive mood was pre­vail­ing in most of the of­fices and of­fi­cials and staff were seen to dis­cuss how to cel­e­brate Eid. Only lo­cals who are the res­i­dent of twin-city were present in some gov­ern­ment of­fices like Ra­dio Pak­istan, As­so­ci­ated Press of Pak­istan and Pak­istan Tele­vi­sion.—APP

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