Iqbal Day Holiday in Pakistan
No Public Holiday on Iqbal Day November 9, 2018.There are a confusion among the public regarding the public holiday on Iqbal day on November 9, 2018 in Pakistan. But the interior Ministry has cleared all the confusion regarding the November 9 public holiday on account of birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
No Holiday on November 9
The spokesman from Interior Ministry has told to the GEO News that there will be no public holiday on Iqbal Day, November 9, 2018 in the country. He said that the Interior Ministry has not issued any notification regarding the November 9 holiday in the country and therefore it will be a working day.
There used to be a public holiday on November 9 across the country on the occasion of Allma Muhammad Iqbal’s birth anniversary, but the government had decided to do away with the holiday in 2015.
Last year, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court in order to re-declare the Iqbal Day as a public holiday across the country in order to commemorate the late poet’s birthday anniversary.
Fake Rumors on Social Media
There were rumors circulating on the internet that there will be a public holiday on November 9 in Pakistan but the Interior Ministry has not issued any official notification. The government has yet to come up with a notification regarding its decision.
What is Iqbal day?
Iqbal day is celebrated every year in Pakistan as a tribute to National Poet, a philosopher and a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who was born on 9th November, 1877, in Sialkot. The day is celebrated as a public holiday in some provinces of Pakistan but the officials have not yet announced anything regarding it.
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