On March 8, in honour of Shab-e-Barat, the Sindh Government has declared a public holiday for schools and colleges.
The day off was declared, according to Sindh Private Schools and Colleges Association Chairman Haider Ali Shah.
He continued by saying that because Shab-e-Barat is a fixed-scheduled holiday on the calendar of the steering committee for the education department, educational institutions are closed on this day.
He added that the federal government had reinstated the March 23 national holiday honouring Pakistan Day.
On the fifteenth night of Sha’ban, Shab-e-Barat is observed. While Shab-e-meaning Barat’s differs among Muslim groups, it is typically seen as a night of kindness, blessings, and forgiveness.
The Sindh government had declared two public holidays for the province’s Hindu population in honour of Holi a day earlier.
The province administration designated March 6 and 7 as public holidays for all Hindu employees of all autonomous, semi-autonomous, and governmental organisations that are under the administrative jurisdiction of the Sindh government, according to the official announcement.