The federal government has announced that Saturday and Monday will be a public holiday in Islamabad due to security arrangements for the OIC Ministerial conference being held in the federal capital.
This was announced by Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed while talking to newsmen in Islamabad today (Friday).
He said the decision has been taken to ensure foolproof security for the conference.
He however said the cabinet division will separately notify about the Monday off for secretariat.
Meanwhile, in a tweet, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat has said there will be local holiday in Islamabad for schools and private offices on Saturday and Monday.
He said the hiking trails in Margalla will stay closed. He said metro stations from Pakistan Secretariat to Shaheed-e-Millat Secretariat will also stay closed till Monday.