After energy conservation strategy announced by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf, Federal Interior Ministry has issued formal notification with regard to two weekly holidays in Government departments.
There would be off in Government departments as well as Government run educational institutes on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the notification, as per decision of the federal govt, five days working week will be observed henceforth. Saturday and Sunday would be observed as closed days.
According to the notification the office timings from Monday to Thursday would be 8 am till 4 pm with half and hour lunch/prayer break at 1:00 pm. On Friday the office timings would be from 8 am till 4 pm and lunch and Friday prayer break from 12:30 till 2:00 pm.
The energy conservation measures would save 500-megawatt electricity.