How can a poor country afford five Eid holidays?

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    When the the federal government announced five holidays for Eidul Fitr from April 21 to April 25, there was smile on every face. Who does not like holiday? The five-day break is for banks, educational institutions, and government & semi-government organizations.

    The notification read, “It s for general information that the Prime Minister is pleased to declare 21st to 25th April 2023 as public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.”

    The public is showing a very mixed reaction to the announcement some are happy and satisfied while some showed disappointed in the decision.

    A user while writing consequences of these holidays wrote, “Delay in all facets of government functioning and courts suits all those who matter !”

    Another social media user came up with the fantastic idea of taking a long holiday. She wrote, “Take three leaves (26th to 28th) to return on May 2. That’s more than one-third of a month.”

    Memers are also not behind anyone. A meme maker shared a meme and expressed his happiness on 5 holidays.

    A user came up with new speculation stating that the government will attack Imran Khan during the Eid holidays.

    A user expressed disappointment stating, “I fail to understand why a 5-day holiday has been announced when the economy is in recession and unemployment is at its peak. Instead of encouraging the nation to sit at home, the government should encourage people to go back to work and contribute more to the economy.”