Cabinet Revises Timings for Govt Offices, Saturdays to Remain Off

Earlier today, it was reported that the federal government was planning to make Saturday a working day for public employees.

A notification to this effect was circulated over social media as well:

A detailed summary was also presented for making Saturday a working day, with working hours set at 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. However, the news turned out to be fake.

Cabinet Timings Notification

The Real News

After the conclusion of the cabinet meeting by Prime Minister Imran Khan today, the news of the 6-day working week has been debunked, we have checked with sources.

The cabinet has however decided to go with new timings for a 5-day working week:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fake news about Saturday becoming the working day traveled fast, and as you would expect, Pakistanis had a lot to say regarding this new development over social media:

https://twitter.com/Askfar1/status/1032938680372129792

What are your thoughts regarding this development? Sound off in the comments below.


  • If Saturdays are to consider working days, companies should also be imposed to pay their employees for the extra 4 days/month. What actually will happen here is that all the employers would happily oblige to consider Saturday as a working day but none will compensate the employees resulting in more stress and more financial issues with people.

    • salaries are calculated on monthly basis, this will not enable employees to make more money for working in saturdays

  • Office time should be from 1 hour after fajr to Asar.
    Will give peoples to spend time with family.
    Obeying Allah’s will that muslims should awake at Fajr and find rizq will benifit too.
    Effect on health will be great.
    Will save electricity.

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