KP govt announces two public holidays for Muharram

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PESHAWAR: The Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has declared 11th & 12th October, 2016 (Tuesday and Wednesday) as public holidays on the occasion of Ashura-e-Muharram, said a notification issued by Administration Department, here Thursday.
Muslims in Pakistan will mark the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Holy Prophet (PBUH) on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It is noted that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had also declared 1st Muharram a public holiday to observe the martyrdom of Hazrat Umar (RA).

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