The Government on Tuesday approved a two-day weekend as it restored Saturday as a holiday (off day) for Government employees and educational institutions, months after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif abolished it following his coming to power. The decision was taken amid the rising prices of petroleum products and power shortfall in the country, which has led to hours long loadshedding everyday.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired the cabinet meeting during which measures were discussed to control the loadshedding which has been increasing since the last few weeks. In this regard, the Power Division also presented a summary for the “Energy Conservative Measure” that included the reduction of business hours and close markets by 7:00pm,
The meeting decided to restore the two-day weekend with Saturday being declared as a holiday but could not take a decision on the early closure of markets and forwarded the issue to a sub-committee for further deliberations and consultations with stakeholders.
Meanwhile, the cabinet also discussed the overall political and economic situation of the country and was briefed about the energy issues facing the country and ways to reduce loadshedding, which has multiplied several fold since the last few weeks.
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