ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has announced a public holiday on February 5 on the eve of Kashmir Day, according to a notification issued on Tuesday.

All government, semi-government offices, educational institutions, and corporations will remain closed. One minute silence will also be observed at 10 am on Kashmir day in remembrance of the martyrs of Kashmir.

February 5 is falling on a Sunday so government and private offices will remain closed.