ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced a public holiday on February 5 to express solidarity with Kashmir Day.

According to a notification issued here on Monday, all government, semi government offices, educational institutions and corporations will remain closed on February 5 over the country including Islamabad.

One minute silence will be also observed at 10am on February 5 in remembrance of martyrs of Kashmir. February 5 is falling on Friday while government offices already remain closed on Saturday and Sunday due to two weekly holidays, and in this way, government employees will have three days off.