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Overseas Pakistanis Unable to Cast their Vote in General Election 2018 on July 25

Overseas Pakistanis Unable to Cast their Vote in General Election 2018 on July 25


Sumera Saeed | category: News

Overseas Pakistanis will not be able to Cast Vote in Pakistan’s General Election 2018 on 25th July.

Overseas Pakistanis Unable to Cast their Vote in General Election 2018 on July 25. It’s a time to form a new government in Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the preparation for the general election 2018. The general election 2018 is schedule to take place on 25th July.

There are nearly 122 political parties that are enlisted for the election here is the list of enlisted parties that are to compete on July 25.

There were rumors that the overseas Pakistanis are now able to cast their votes in Pakistan’s General Election 2018 schedule to be held on 2th July. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has issued a notification on 18th July, yesterday, revealed that Pakistanis will not be able to cast vote in the upcoming election.

There were few rumors that overseas Pakistanis can vote in General Elections 2018 and to respond them NADRA officials told Geo News that these rumors are misleading there is no such system that the oversea Pakistani can participate in election via online voting.

The NADRA official said that the if the oversea Pakistani want to cast cote they need to visit the country on the election day. For casting vote through the online voting system can be test in by-poll.

Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to introduce the Electronic Voting machines till the next poll in 2018 but now failed to introduce them due to the lack of PKR 150 million, briefed NDRA officials.

The official further verified that only those oversea Pakistani can cast vote by coming in Pakistan who have registered data record in NADRA and their votes are registered.

So if you want to cast vote and decided to came to Pakistan make it sure first your data in record in NADRA and you are a registered vote.

The Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had earlier said that overseas Pakistanis would be given the right to cast their votes in 2018 election but the case ‘to enable overseas Pakistanis’ is still pending.

How the voters in Pakistan can Check either their vote is registered or not?

On the other hand Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized the lists of registered voters in the country. To provide the ease and comfort to the registered voters ECP has launched an SMS service in collaboration with NADRA so that the voter can check registration status from anywhere in the country.

Voters can check their vote status to contribute in the Election 2018 by sending a text message by writing the number of their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) without dash in the message and send it to 8300.

You will instantly get the replay after sending the SMS, with the name of the electoral area, block code and serial number. The Rs. 2 service charges are applicable.

Public Holiday on Election Day:

Public Holiday will be observed on 25th July, 2018 on Wednesday across the country on the occasion of General Election .

Polling Time:

The polling will start from 8am to 6pm on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 in Pakistan so that the voters can easily cast their votes.

According to sources this is the first time in electoral history of Pakistan that the polling duration has been extended across the board.

What is going to happen on 25th July, 2018 and who will be at the helm of affair? Share your precious thoughts by commenting below.

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Public Holiday will be observed on July 25 in Pakistan on General Election 2018

Public Holiday will be observed on July 25 in Pakistan on General Election 2018


Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

ECP Announced Public Holiday on Pakistan’s General Election 2018 on July 25

Public Holiday will be observed on July 25 in Pakistan on General Election 2018 . Pakistan’s General Elections 2018 are scheduled to be held in on 25th July and there will be public holiday across the country.

It’s a time to form a new government in Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the preparation for the general election 2018. The general election 2018 is schedule to take place on 25th July.

ECP has issued final list of candidates, and as per the list  3,675 contestants are in the electoral arena for the National Assembly’s seats, 1,696 candidates are contesting from Punjab: 760 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; 872 from Sindh; and 303 are in the field from Balochistan for the lower house of the Parliament.

The National Assembly has 342 members’ seats, 272 are directly elected, 60 seats are reserved for women and 10 are open to religious minorities.

If any political party wants victory in election it needs at least 172 seats to form a majority government the national level and also has the right to choose a prime minister.

The lists of registered voters have been finalized by the ECP, a total of 105.96 million voters out of total population of nearly 200 million people are included in the election 2018.
The majority of the opinion polls hint that Pakistan Muslim League (N)  will lead with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) being the close second.

There are nearly 122 political parties that are enlisted for the election here is the list of enlisted parties that are to compete on 25th July, 2018.

ECP has also collaborated with NADRA to provide easy to voters and has launched SMS service so that the voters can easily check their registration status from anywhere.

Voters can check their vote status to participate in the Election 2018 by sending a text message by writing the number of their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) without dash in the message and send it to 8300.

The Pakistan’s General Elections 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 25th July across the country and the polling will start from 8am to 6pm. On the occasion of election there will be a public holiday on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 in Pakistan so that the voters can easily cast their votes.

According to sources this is the first time in electoral history of Pakistan that the polling duration has been extended across the board.

ECP said that in a situation of extreme emergency on the day of the election the polling time will be extended.

If you are a voter and do not know how to cast vote you can find the complete information at the image below:

Public Holiday will be observed on July 25 in Pakistan on General Election 2018

Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to introduce the Electronic Voting machines till the next poll in 2018 but now failed to introduce them.

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Government Announced Public Holiday on 1st May in Pakistan

Government Announced Public Holiday on 1st May in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

Government Announced Public Holiday on 1st May in Pakistan. The government of Pakistan has announced public holiday on 1st May, 2018 on Labour Day. In order to recognize the efforts of Labour world celebrates the International Workers’ Day on 1st May every year.

Labour Day is the annual holiday across the world for the workers’ holiday. In Pakistan there will be official public holiday and the State Bank of Pakistan and offices will remain close on the Labour Day.

Not in Pakistan there remain public holiday on Labour Day in most of the countries in the world on Labour Day. All the office, government and semi government institutes will remain close on 1st May to recognize the efforts of workers.

Public Holidays in Pakistan in 2018

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Pak Army Museum is The Best Place To Visit on 23rd March in Lahore

Pak Army Museum is The Best Place To Visit on 23rd March in Lahore


Sumera Saeed | category: News

Pak Army Museum is The Best Place To Visit on 23rd March in Lahore. The Pakistan Day, Pakistan Resolution Day or Republic Day will be observed in the country with great zeal and on 23rd March 2018. There will be a public holiday on that day and in order to celebrate the Pakistan Day with your family the Pak Army Museum is the best place to visit in Lahore.

Pak Army Museum in Lahore is the best place to visit with your kids to make them aware with the importance of Pakistan Day, Resolution Day or Republic Day in the history of Pakistan.

The Pak Army Museum opened in Lahore in September 2017 and includes the historical moments of Pakistan like history and heritage of Pakistan Movement titled ‘Rebirth of a Nation’, Quaid, Armed Forces of Pakistan, the army’s fight against terrorism, Nishane Haider Gallery, Kashmir corner, Shahada corner, the highest battlefield of Siachen and also the contributions of Pakistan in United Nations.

The Pak Army Museum in Lahore is one of the best places to aware the young generation with the history of Pakistan and about the sacrifices of our ancestors in getting the freedom.

The Pak Army Museum is located in the Cantt Lahore.

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Kashmir Day: Mobile Phone Services Likely To Remain Shut On Feb 5

Kashmir Day: Mobile Phone Services Likely To Remain Shut On Feb 5


Sumera Saeed | category: Mobile Phones

Kashmir Day: Mobile Phone Services Likely To Remain Shut On Feb 5. In order to observe the Kashmir Day on 5th February 2018 Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has declared a public holiday. Every year Pakistanis show their concerns with Kashmiris in their fight for freedom.

This year on Kashmir Day there will be a public holiday. There will be rallies, procession and protests by the political parties across the country against the Indian oppression endured by Kashmiris.

In order to avoid any unhappy incident the government will likely to suspend the mobile services across the country, but there are no official confirmation regarding the suspension or cellular services on 5th February, 2018.

As we can see mobile phone services remain close on the occasion of  Ashura, Chehlum, , Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, and other oocassion to avoid any mishap. So there are more chances that the mobile services will be suspended in the country on Kashmir Day.

About Kashmir Day:

Kashmir Day is commemorated by people all over Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) in order to show their devotion for the people of Kashmir that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom.

Kashmir Day has greatest important across the world. Religious parties organize rallies, conferences, seminars on this day in Kashmir and AJK.

In 1990, Qazi Hussain Ahmad of Jamaat-e-Islami party had suggested a non-working day to highlight the issue of Kashmir and the government had decided to commemorate the 5th February as a public holiday in the country.

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Kashmir Day: Public Holiday on 5th February 2018 in Pakistan

Kashmir Day: Public Holiday on 5th February 2018 in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

Kashmir Day: Public Holiday on 5th February 2018 in Pakistan. In order to commemorate the Kashmir Day, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has declared a public holiday on 5th February, 2018 in Pakistan.

As per notification issued on 10th January 2018, there will be a public holiday on Kashmir Day, 5th February. On 5th February, all government, semi-government offices, educational institutions, and corporations will remain closed.

So there will be a long weekend for the government and private offices’ employees as the 5th February will fall on Monday.

About Kashmir Day

Kashmir Day is commemorated by people all over Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) in order to show their devotion for the people of Kashmir that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom.

Kashmir Day has greatest important across the world. Religious parties organize rallies, conferences, seminars on this day in Kashmir and AJK.

In 1990, Qazi Hussain Ahmad of Jamaat-e-Islami party had suggested a non-working day to highlight the issue of Kashmir and the government had decided to commemorate the 5th February as a public holiday in the country.

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Quaid’s 141th Birth Anniversary To Be Celebrated On Monday

Quaid’s 141th Birth Anniversary To Be Celebrated On Monday


Shahid | category: News

Quaid’s 141th birth anniversary to be celebrated on Monday. Founder of the nation Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s 141th birth anniversary will be celebrated on Monday.
According to media reports, different seminars and conferences will be organized across country under Nazaria Pakistan Foundation and several other government and private organizations.
Speakers will pay tribute to the great leader to acknowledge his precious services done for his nation.
Special programmes will be aired on radio and TV stations while national newspapers will also publish special additions. There will be public holiday across country on December 25.

Banks and Stock Market To Remain Close on December 25

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Public Holiday in Lahore on Annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh

Public Holiday in Lahore on Annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh


Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

Public Holiday in Lahore on Annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh. There will be public holiday tomorrow on 10th November 2017 in Lahore on the occasion of annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh

The three days celebrations of Data Ganj Baksh have started from Wednesday in Lahore. The District Government of Lahore has announced the public holiday today and according to the notification all offices, Lahore High Court (LHC) and education institutes will remain close on 10th November, 2017.

Data Ganj Bakhsh Annual Urs Starts in Lahore

The holiday in Lahore will not be applicable on Civil Secretariat employees and its related staff.

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Petition Filled in LHC for Public Holiday On Iqbal Day

Petition Filled in LHC for Public Holiday On Iqbal Day


Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

Petition Filled in LHC for Public Holiday On Iqbal Day. We informed you recently that there will no public holiday on 9th November on Iqbal Day as per the notification of Interior Ministry of the government of Pakistan regarding the holidays in 2017.

Pakistanis have a great reverence for Iqbal Day as they tribute to poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who was born on Nov 9, 1877 in Sialkot. They want that the government should honor the day by announcing public holiday.

In this regard a petition has been filed in the LHC, nominated the federal and provincial governments as respondents on the matter of declaring Iqbal Day as a public holiday. The petitioner wants them to make sure that the status of Iqbal Day as a public holiday is settled for once and for all.

The petition sought early hearing of the matter so that this year a public holiday is confirmed on 9th November.

It is still remain to see if the LHC approved the decision in favor of petition and the federal government will declare the Public holiday on Iqbal Day.

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No Public Holiday on Iqbal Day November 9

No Public Holiday on Iqbal Day November 9


Shahid | category: Holidays

No Public Holiday on Iqbal Day November 9. There will be no public holiday on Iqbal Day, 9th November 2017 in Pakistan. The Interior Ministry of the government of Pakistan has not officially declared the public holiday on 9th November, 2017 as per the notification posted below.

It is important to mention here that the government of Sindh and KPK had officially declared the Public Holiday on Iqbal Day, 9th November,2016  in order to commemorate the Iqbal Day.

But there was no official public holiday across the country on 9th November 2016.

This year there will also no holiday on the occasion of Iqbal day 2017 as per notification below.

No Public Holiday on Iqbal Day November 9

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Sindh Government Declares Diwali Holiday

Sindh Government Declares Diwali Holiday


Sumera Saeed | category: News

Sindh Government Declares Diwali Holiday. The Sindh government has declared the public holiday on the festival of Diwali. The public holiday will be for the Hindu community on Thursday 19th October 2017 in Sindh.

Diwali, religious occasion of the Hindu community, is considered with the Hindu New Year and is aimed at celebrating new beginnings.

This is the 5 days festival of lights which is celebrated by the Hindu communities across the world.

As per official deceleration, the notification issued by the provincial government, all Hindu employees of autonomous, semi-autonomous and local councils under the administrative control of Sindh will be given holiday on 19th October in  on the festival of Diwali.

Sindh Government Declares Diwali Holiday

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1st Muharram Will Be on 22nd September 2017 in Pakistan

1st Muharram Will Be on 22nd September 2017 in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | category: News

1st Muharram Will Be on 22nd September 2017 in Pakistan. The new Islamic year of Muslims is to begin in few days. Muharram 2017 is all set to begin in Pakistan at the sunset of 21st September. The 1st Muharram 1439 Hijri will be on Friday 22nd September 2017. The Ashura 2017 will be on Sunday 1st of October. At Ashura various religious activities will be carried out such as spiritual singing and the recitation of Koranic verses. Since special prayers and addresses are piloted in public halls and mosques at night.

Ashura Day is observed in remembrance of the massacre of Muhammad’s grandson Imam Husayn ibn Ali – and some of his family and companions – at the Battle of Karbala.

There will be a public holiday on the occasion of Ashura 2017 in Pakistan.

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and also referred as Al-Hijra. With the sighting of the Muharram 2017 moon Muslims will start their new Islamic year 1439 Hijri.

The Islamic calendar is based on lunar movement, today is 22nd Zilhuj and according to the Islamic calendar the Muharram 2017 will begin in Pakistan on 22nd September and will end on 21st October. 1st Safar 1439 Hijri will likely to be on 22nd October 2017 in Pakistan.

In Pakistan the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will officially declare the arrival of Muharram 2017 in Pakistan after seeing the Muharram moon on 21st September.

The committee member will gather on 21st September 2017 for sighting of the Muharram moon under the supervision of Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman. The official declaration of the  1st Muharram 2017 in Pakistan will be made by the Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

Muharram is the first Month in the Islamic calendar and with the 1st Muharram the New Year for Muslims start. Some Muslims use to keep fast during the first month of Muharram.

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Public Holiday on 23rd March 2017


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Public Holiday on 23rd March 2017

The Pakistan Day will be celebrated with the national holiday in Pakistan on 23rd March 2017. In this regard Government of Pakistan has officially declared Public Holiday on 23rd March 2017 in the country.

As per official statement all the Government and Semi-Government departments will remain close on 23rd March 2017. The Banks, Stock Exchanges are also observe holiday.

Pakistan Day, also known as Pakistan Resolution Day, also Republic Day has been observed in the country with great zeal and on 23rd March there remain a national public holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution. The Lahore resolution constituted on23rd   March 1940 aiming to contest for an isolated country for the Muslims of sub-continent. Before Lahore Resolution, there was no idea and concept of a separate state.

On 23rd March parade by the armed forces is a common celebration for the event. Preparations for the Pakistan Day parade are already in the full swing. After the consecutive gap of seven years, this will be the second Parade of Pakistan Day. This year the day will be celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm.

Public Holiday on 23rd March 2017

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Public Holiday on 1st December 2016

Public Holiday on 1st December 2016


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Public Holiday on 1st December 2016

On the direction of Election commission of Pakistan and Punjab Government the authorities of Jhang has officially declared the public holiday on 1st December 2016 in the district on the occasion of election.

The official resources has confirmed that the official notification for public holiday on 1st December 2016 in Jhang. Earlier the Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified Rashida Yaqoob (member of PML-N) for hiding properties. She was elected in 2013 general election and the runner-up candidate Mr.Ludhianvi has challenged her election.

In order to fulfill the vacant position the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared to elect election in the district and ordered the authorities to officially declared public holiday on 1st December 2016.

Interior Ministry Not Officially Declared Holiday on November 9

Interior Ministry Not Officially Declared Holiday on November 9


Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

Interior Ministry Not Officially Declared Holiday on November 9

Will there be a holiday or no holiday on 9th November, 2016 on Iqbal Day in Pakistan? There are a number of rumors circulating on Social media that there would be public holiday on Iqbal Day, November 9. But the Interior Ministry of the government of Pakistan has not officially declared the public holiday on 9th November, 2016.

Public Holiday on 9th November in KPK

Public Holiday on 9th November in KPK

Public Holiday on 9th November in KPK


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Public Holiday on 9th November in KPK

In Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has declared the public holiday on 9th November 2016, on Iqbal Day.

The Chief Minister of KPK, Parvez Khattak has officially declared the public holiday on 9th November, 2016 in order to commemorate the Iqbal Day.

All the public government and private institutes and offices will remain close on November 9 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

No Public Holiday on 6th September 2016 Defence Day of Pakistan

No Public Holiday on 6th September 2016 Defence Day of Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | category: Defence Day of Pakistan

No Public Holiday on 6th September 2016 Defence Day of Pakistan

There will be no public holiday on 6th September 2016 at Defence Day of Pakistan.

Pakistani nation celebrate Youm-e-Difah every year at 6th September to commemorate the sacrifices of the martyrs in Pak – India War II was fought in 1965. Both the countries had stopped war on September 6 as none of them occupied.

The 1965 war between Pakistan and India damaged the economy of both countries. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Difah or Defence Day just to show that the people of Pakistan were too brave and courageous as the lost their life for the sake of the country and nation and ruined the plans of their enemy on 6th September 1965.

Kashmir was the real cause behind the 1965 war between Pakistan and India, a number of people lost their lives during the war but the Kashmir dispute is yet unsolved. The war was ended by the support of United Nation UN.

The Defence Day (Youm-e-Difah) in Pakistan starts with special prayers for the peace and prosperity of the country. Prime Minister and President and address to the nation on 6th September celebrations.

There were used to be public holiday on 6th September in the country but now government has stopped the holiday on the occasion of Youm-e-Difah in Pakistan.