Islamabad (Geo Breaking News, October 12, 2011) – Two Days Holiday Approved in Federal Departments/institutions from October 15, 2011.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani chaired the federal cabinet meeting which discussed the energy crisis in the country, Geo News reported.
In an effort to deal with the crisis the federal cabinet will seek approval of two weekly holidays from the council of common interest however main branches of banks will be exempemted.
However departments under the federal government will be observing two weekly offs from October 15.
The cabinet has also proposed that markets be closed after sunset and street lights and billboards will be converted in LED lights. Marriage halls will also be closed by 10 PM.
The meeting was briefed by the standing committee chaired by Finance Minister Abdul Hazfeez Sheikh on the strategy required to deal with the energy crisis.
According to sources an increase in the prices of electricity and gas was also discussed during the meeting.