In the backdrop of protests against the anti-Islam movie, the government has announced a public holiday on Friday to observe Ishq-e- Rasool(pbuh) day, Geo News reported.
The decision was taken in the Federal Cabinet meeting today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to deliberate over the matter of anti-Islam movie and to mull ways to record protest against it.
The Prime Minsiter condemned the film that ridiculed Islam. It was also decided in the meeting that PM Raja Pervez Ashraf will personally meet with the US ambassador and will take the nation into confidence.
Prime Minister also appealed to people to protest peacefully and not destroy their own property.
PM Ashraf also appreciated the relief and rescue efforts made by the military during floods in different areas of the country. He also prayed for the victims who lost their lives in floods and fire mishaps in Karachi and Lahore.