Iqbal Day 2018 Holiday

It is that time of the year again when Pakistanis are wondering if 9 November Iqbal Day holiday will be reinstated or not.

No official announcement has been made by the government about the holiday. Schools are also awaiting an official notification on the matter.

9 November Iqbal Day: To Be a Public Holiday or Not?

Meanwhile, some old tweets by Imran Khan from 2015 have resurfaced, revealing his stance on Iqbal day holiday.

And seems like he is in favor of it big time!

Prime Minister had expressed his dislike for holidays but added that Iqbal Day deserved respect above all.

Khan had also stressed upon the need to educate the youth about the ideology of Iqbal

Iqbal Day November 9 Holiday Restored by Federal Government!

In another news, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry told Geo News:

“No notification has been issued by the interior ministry regarding this”

However, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said in a session of the National Assembly:

 “Naya Pakistan’s vision is to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day.”

He added:

“Prime Minister Imran Khan and federal cabinet have not taken a day off.”

These statements by the Shehryar Afridi has social media confused over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s government stance about Iqbal Day Holiday.

November 9, Iqbal Day, has long been declared as a public holiday in Pakistan until 2016 when the former government decided to revoke it.

However, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government continued to celebrate a public holiday on November 9 since the past three years.

Iqbal Day November 9th: All Private & Public Schools to Remain Closed in Sindh

Iqbal Day is celebrated every year in Pakistan as a tribute to poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who was born on Nov 9, 1877, in Sialkot.

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