Notification Gazetted Optional and Public Holidays 2024 Pakistan

Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Division issued a Notification on 20-12-2023 in connection with Optional and Public Holidays 2024 Pakistan. The notifications all public / gazetted holidays, optional holidays, and bank holidays in 2024. The details are as under:

Gazetted, Optional, and Public Holidays 2024 Pakistan


Government of Pakistan cabinet secretariat cabinet division issued a circular regarding public and optional holidays for the year 2024.

The circular includes all public and optional holidays. The holidays regarding festivals of Muslims and other minority communities in Pakistan for the calendar year 2024.


Table of Public Holidays 2024


Sr.No Name of Occasion Days Dates During 2024
1. Kashmir Day Monday 5th February 2024
2. Pakistan Day


Saturday 23rd March 2024
3. Eid ul Fitr Wednesday Thursday and Friday 10th, 11th and 12th April 2024
4. Labor Day Wednesday 1st May 2024
5. Eid ul Azha Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 17th, 18th and 19th june 2024
6. Ashura ‘s 9th and 10th Muharram Tuesday and Wednesday 16th and 17th July 2024
7. Independence Day Wednesday 14 August 2004
8. Eid Milad un Nabi Monday 16 September 2004
9. Allama Iqbal Day Saturday 9th November 2024
10. Day or Christmas Wednesday 25th December 2024


Gazetted and Public Holidays 2024 Pakistan




Bank Holidays 2024


The bank holidays are also mentioned in the circular as follows:


SrN.No Day and Date
1. 1st January 2024


2. 11th March 2024


in correspondence to 1st Ramadan

Optional Holidays 2024 in Pakistan


In the circular, there are 23 Optional Holidays.


Sr.No Optional Holidays for Muslims Optional Holidays for non-Muslims
1. 01 03


Sr.No Name of Occasion Day and Date
1. New Year Days Monday 1st January 2024
2. Basant /Punchami Wednesday 14th February 2024
3. Shivratri Friday 8th March,2024
4. Shab e Mairaj

(27th Rajjab)

7Th February 2024
5. Holi Sunday 24th March 2024
6. Dulhandi Monday 25th March 2024
7. Shab e Barat

(15th Shaban)

Sunday 25th February 2024
8. Good Friday Friday 29th March 2024
9. Easter day after Easter Sunday 31st march and 1st April 2024
10. Baisakhi Saturday 13th April 2024
11. Eid E Rizwan Sunday 21st April 2024
12. Buddha Purnima Saturday 23rd March 2024
13. Nauroze

(Parsi New Year)

Thursday 15t August 2024
14. Birthday of Lord Zaroaster Tuesday 20th August 2024
15. Chehlum

(20th Safar)

Wednesday 27 August 2024
16. Janam Ashtami Monday 26 August 2004
17. Durga Puja Friday 11 October 2024
18. Dussehra Saturday 12th October 2024
19. Giyarvee Shareed Wednesday  16th October 2024
20. Birthday of Guruu Valmi Swami Ji Tuesday 17th October 2024
21. Diwali Friday 1st November 2024
22. Guruu Nanak Dev Jee Birthday Friday 15th November 2024


Optional Holiday 2024 Pakistan


Grant of Optional Holidays


 In the case of Muslim festivals, the date of holidays is based upon the anticipated dates. The subject of the appearance of the moon for a separate notification is considered to issue from the cabinet division.


Number of Permitted Optional Holidays


Government servants desiring to avail themselves of optional holidays shall take prior permission from the head office concerned department. No government servants shall be granted more than 01 optional holiday in the case of Muslims and 03 optional holidays for non-Muslim employees.


Conditions to Grant Optional Holidays


The grant of this concession should not result in any dislocation of work. For Muslim employees, the optional holidays are the specific number of people permitted to avail of optional holidays. That should be regulated in a manner so that adequate staff is available for the proper continuance of the work.



Bank Holidays 2024

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