ISLAMABAD  - Attendance at government and private offices of federal capital on first working day after Eid-Ul- Azha was remained thin as most of the people hailing from other cities took two to three days extra leave for spending more time with their relatives.

The government has announced four days holiday on Eid-ul-Azha from October 26 to October 29 but a number of private schools and organizations announced leave till October 30.

Mostly locals who are the resident of Twin-city were present in the offices on Tuesday.

The on duty staffer remained busy in exchanging Eid Greetings with each other at offices and celebrating Eid Milan parties. The hot topic of discussion was everyone’s experience of sacrificing animals at Eid, high rates of animals and charges of butchers who took full benefit of their skill.

Asad Alam an admin officer at an Islamabad Model College for Boys

I-8, told this news agency that official work will get momentum from Wednesday as on Tuesday no one was in the mood to do work seriously.

“My children refused to attend the school today saying that less children will come to school and regular study will not start from today”, said Aisha a mother of three kids.

“I usually visit my hometown only on Eid due to a tough office routine and this time I got extra leaves before Eid holidays because my other colleagues had applied for leaves after Eid”, remarked Bilal Khan an employee of Secretariat.

Few staffer also opined that normalcy in the Federal Secretariat would return with the beginning of the new week as many people are already on leave till Friday.