Jamat-e-Islami has submitted resolution in National Assembly today for seeking weekly off day on Friday to convince youngsters to offer Jumah Prayers. By not observing public holiday on Friday, we are deprived of blessings of this day,” said the resolution tabled by by MNA Tariq Ullah. The resolution was supported by JUI-F members but other members were seen divide on the matter. Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah recommended forwarding the matter to the concerned committee. The government could face troubles if there is no harmony after approval of the resolution in the National Assembly, he added.On Shah’s recommendation, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq forwarded the matter to the concerned committee.
On 23rd February 1997, the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had declared Sunday, instead of Friday as weekly holiday.