PESHAWAR - There will be no two-day holidays in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as it will make no difference as far as energy conservation is concerned, Provincial Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain said on Monday. Reiterating his government stance on one-day weekly off, he maintained that provincial cabinet had, once again, supported the governments decision against the federal governments two weekly holidays to conserve energy. Seeing previous years experience, it had been proved that it would not help conserve any energy. Briefing the media persons about the cabinet meeting, that was held with KP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti in chair, Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that cabinet took up a 10-point agenda in its 41st meeting. It also discussed the post-18th Amendment difficulties in the devolution of about the 17 division and other departments. He informed that the current system of six days week consists of 39 working hours while the proposed five day week will be of 40 working hours during which even more energy will be consumed. Therefore, the cabinet did not agree to the federal governments decision to observe two holidays a week. He, however, said the province would follow the decision taken by the CCI in its forthcoming meeting. The cabinet, Mian Iftikhar said, also discussed at length the devolution process with special focus on the formula for the distribution of Zakat among the provinces in which the Khyber Pakhtunkhwas share has been raised from 13.49 to 14.62 per cent. Under the proposed formula, the Punjabs share has been decreased from 55.97 to 51.74 per cent while Sindh will get 24.55 per cent against its current share of 23.14pc. Balochistans share has also been increased to 9.09 from 4.99 per cent while Fata will be given 2.41 per cent of the Zakat funds, he added. He said that they had asked the Punjab govt to forthwith convene inter-provincial meeting to finalise the Zakat distribution formula, as the CCI in August 27 meeting left the matter to the provinces to take a consensus decision in this regard. Currently, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was receiving Rs 490m for regular programmes, Rs 190 million for special schemes, Rs 57 million for the administrative expenditure, Rs 70 million for the treatment of the deserving patients in hospitals and Rs 1.4 million as supplementary grant for the district zakat committees, Mian Iftikhar said. Due to the absence of the Central Zakat Council the federal government has so far released Zakat funds to the province and the summary in this regard has already submitted to the Prime Minister for the purpose, he told the media. The cabinet was also informed that so far about 4,107 employees of the 17 devolved divisions and department had been absorbed in the province, he concluded.