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Pakistan’s Banks, Government Offices, Markets Closed Dec. 5-6

December 01, 2011

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Pakistan’s stock exchanges, banks, central bank, and businesses will be closed on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 for the religious festival of Ashura, the ninth and 10th days of Muharram, the first month of the Muslim calendar.

They will reopen on Dec. 7, according to notices issued by the Karachi Stock Exchange and the central bank.

Ashura marks the anniversary of the death 14 centuries ago of Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

--Editor: Naween Mangi

To contact the reporter on this story: Farhan Sharif in Karachi at

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Naween Mangi at; Hari Govind at

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