With rumors about 9th November being restored as a public holiday and Sindh Government announcing a day off on account of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Pakistanis across the country are waiting to see if the Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) will also be declared a holiday or not.

The Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) is observed on the 20th of the Islamic month of Safar and it will fall on Monday, the 21st of November 2016.


As per the announcement by Private Schools’ Management Association (PSMA) made on November 7th, there will be a holiday on 21st November 2016.

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Police and rangers are likely to be put on high alert to ensure security on the two days in order to ensure the safety of all. Stringent measures of security may be taken before Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) Monday. It is still unsure if mobile services will remain suspended on the occasion.

Iqbal day 9th Nov, Shah Abdul Latif Urs 15th Nov & Imam Hussain Chehlum 21st Nov Holiday Announced by Private Schools’ Management Association

Usually, the Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) is not a public holiday.  People wait a year round for public holidays. This time, we will have to wait and see if the Chehlum of Imam Hussain will be a holiday or not?

Stay tuned to Brandsynario for confirmation of the news.