Pakistan govt declares holiday to protest anti-Islam film | DAWN.COM Pakistan govt declares holiday to protest anti-Islam film ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government has announced a national holiday on Friday to protest against the American anti-Islam that has caused an outrage throughout the Muslim world. The federal cabinet decided to make Friday an official day of expression of love for the prophet after discussing the Innocence of Muslims movie, which has triggered more than a week of violent protests across the Islamic world, a senior government official said. The move came after religious parties called for a day of protest on Friday to denounce the film. Interior Minister Rehman Malik, while speaking to media representatives earlier today, said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would join protestors in their demonstrations. The head of the Sunni Tehreek religious party on Monday urged people across the country to close their businesses and hold rallies against the film, which was made in the United States. Sources said traders and transporters associations in the largest city and commercial hub Karachi had backed the call.