In one of his first moves, newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif proclaimed a weekly one-day holiday and changed the hours of government offices to 10 a.m., local media reported on Tuesday. “There will no longer be two days off in a row! PM has decided that there would be only one official weekly off. He has moved government office hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m “According to Samaa News.
The decision is being made against the background of growing inflation in the country. Economists have warned that growing inflation will pose a significant problem to Pakistan’s future government, forcing it to undo so-called relief measures offered by the Imran Khan administration.
Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan’s 23rd Prime Minister on Monday after being elected by the country’s National Assembly.
“Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif has received 174 votes,” said PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq, who was chairing the session after Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri resigned ahead of the vote.
After President Arif Alvi became unwell, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani gave the oath to Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif.
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