The Punjab University has announced that it will remain closed from 20th April to 25th April in connection with the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. This decision will provide the students and faculty members with the opportunity to celebrate this festive occasion with their loved ones.
However, the university has also made it clear that in exchange for the additional holiday on Thursday, April 20, Saturday, May 6, will be a working day. This decision was taken to ensure that academic progress is not hampered due to the extended holiday period.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will be hosting the official meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee tonight in Islamabad. The primary objective of this meeting is to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal 1444 AH, which will determine the date of Eid-ul-Fitr 2023 across the country.
The announcement by the Punjab University has been well received by students and faculty members alike, as it will allow them to enjoy the festivities without any academic pressures. However, the decision to have a working day on May 6th has sparked mixed reactions among students.
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As the country awaits the decision of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, preparations for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations are in full swing. The festive occasion marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm across the country.