As Eid ul Adha approaches, the residents of Karachi are facing an issue with automated teller machines (ATMs) running out of cash. The holiday will be celebrated nationwide on June 29 (Thursday), and customers are expressing their complaints about the ATM services going offline before the festivities. This occurrence is not uncommon before such occasions. Individuals experiencing this problem have stated, “The ATMs are out of order before Eid. We have visited the ATMs several times since this morning, but there is no cash.”
It is a common complaint from customers that ATMs often stop working or run out of cash as Eid draws near. This is primarily due to people withdrawing larger amounts of money to purchase sacrificial animals.
This year, Pakistan will celebrate Eid on June 29 (Thursday). The government has declared a four-day holiday for the public, including the Day of Arafah on June 28.
“In supersession of earlier orders of even number dated 20.06.2023, on the above subject, the Prime Minister has been pleased to approve the public holidays on the occasion of Eid ul Adha as follows:
- June 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2023 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) for offices observing five days working in a week.
- June 28th to July 1st, 2023 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) for offices observing six days working in a week.”
Previously, the government had approved a three-day holiday for Eid ul Adha, as stated in a release by the Cabinet Division.