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Pak Govt is Considering Making Friday a Weekly Holiday

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  1. Introvert

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    The federal government is considering to announce Friday as a weekly off instead of Sunday.

    The decision is likely to be taken to further strengthen the business relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries including the UAE and Qatar.

    Media reports are suggesting that the government has asked various religious sections for their input on the matter.

    It is to be noted that Friday is a weekly off in Arab countries while Pakistanis enjoy the weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

    The matter may improve Pakistan’s business ties with Arab countries as; currently, the business sectors of these countries get a chance to work together on four days a week – on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    However, considering the array of fake media reports in recent months, take this matter with a pinch of salt.

    Meanwhile, Saudi Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman is currently in Pakistan on his first-ever official visit to Pakistan. During his two-day visit, business and trade agreements worth billions of dollars are to be signed between the two countries and in view of this the Government of Pakistan may announce Friday as the weekly off.

    https://propakistani.pk/2019/02/18/govt-is-considering-making-friday-a-weekly-holiday/
     
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  2. salman77

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    Good news if true.
     
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  3. Flash_Ninja

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    Not good, there are other countries outside the middle east
     
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    We are only talking about one day. Many Muslim countries already have Friday off -- like Bangladesh -- and they have not seen any reduction in business. Friday off for Muslims is equivalent of Sunday for Christians.
     
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  5. Flash_Ninja

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    Many people already get a day off on fridays, but im speaking from a business point of view since countries outside of the middle east continue operating on that day
     
  6. SSGcommandoPAK

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    Government should focus on other important issues.:angel:
     
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  7. AgNoStiC MuSliM

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    This is the most important part in the report:

    However, considering the array of fake media reports in recent months, take this matter with a pinch of salt.”
     
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  8. Path-Finder

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    half day or a break for prayers. there is nothing about taking the day off and not working.
     
  9. Crystal-Clear

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    we are losing the very spiritual atmosphere of Jummah.
     
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  10. Skyliner

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    That would be one of the best decisions. Go ahead

    By doing that we are increasing our total week days by half a day, because a lot of offices and businesses have a half day on Friday and instead of that they will be working full day on sunday.
     
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    Rest of the world normally have sunday as their day off, thats my only problem tbh
     
  12. AgNoStiC MuSliM

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    The decision to change the weekly days off from Sunday to Friday should be a practical one. Do the countries the majority of our exports go to have Friday or Sunday off? At the end of the day, it’s about Pakistan selling her goods and services, and decisions like these need to focus on what is best for our exporters.
     
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  13. Pakistansdefender

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    Please don't do these kinds of things.
     
  14. Imad.Khan

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    Actually, around the world, businesses are now operating 7 days a week.
     
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    It is good news
     
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