Half-day holiday

March 30, 2011

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Cricket-crazy Pakistanis are desperately waiting for Wednesday's showdown with India in the northern Indian town of Mohali, where the two nations will battle it out for a place in the cricket World Cup final. And for many, victory against India is even more important than winning the tournament. — Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced on Tuesday a half-day holiday on Wednesday to enable people to watch the Pakistan-India World Cup semi-final.

All government offices would close at noon, said a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s House.

The Sindh government, however, announced a public holiday in the province on March 30.—APP