The federal government has announced Eid ul Fitr holidays from 10 till 15 May 2021, said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in a notification issued detailing guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Announcement of Eid Holidays from 10-15 May 2021 — clearly stating intention of reducing national mobility,” read the notification shared by NCOC.
Furthermore, the NCOC has imposed a complete “ban on chand bazaars, including mehndi, jewelry / ornaments and clothing stalls.”
Moreover, there will also be complete ban on tourism during Eid Holiday for both locals and outsiders with all resorts, picnic spots, public parks, shopping malls, hotels to remain closed during this time.
The NCOC has placed restrictions on inter-provincial and inter-city travel except private vehicles, taxis, rikshaws with 50 percent occupancy with additional trains operating till 7 May to manage passenger load.
It is pertinent to mention that all markets, businesses and shops will remain closed during Eid ul Fitr 2021 Holidays except for essential services as mentioned in the notification shared by the NCOC on Twitter.
NCOC announces ‘Stay Home Stay Safe Strategy’ for mobility control from 8-16th May 21 including Eid ul Fitr holidays pic.twitter.com/6yqo4BnV9r— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) April 29, 2021
Furthermore, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus during the third wave, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that it will not be issuing fresh banknotes for Eid ul Fitr 2021.