Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced that just Sunday will be celebrated as a holiday in government offices, ending two weekly holidays.
After taking office on Tuesday, he issued only a few directives, including this one.
The newly-elected Prime Minister arrived at his office two hours before the formal opening time, surprising his employees.
He also altered the hours of operation of government offices. Across the country, government offices will now open at 8 a.m. instead of 10 a.m.
The Prime Minister also gave directions to carry out the announcements he made in the National Assembly after being elected Prime Minister.
On Monday, Prime Minister Shehbaz announced an increase in the minimum wage to Rs. 25,000 and a 10% rise in pensions, both of which will take effect on April 1, 2022. He had also urged the corporate community to provide employees with wages of up to Rs. 100,000 a 10% raise.
The premier also ordered that quality and subsidized goods be available in Ramadan Bazars, stressing that he would personally monitor them.
PM Shehbaz stated, “I will not allow incompetence in giving subsidized items to the people during Ramadan.”
He instructed his employees to work hard and not squander any time.
“Our underlying ideals are honesty, integrity, diligence, and hard work,” he continued.