The Federal Government has announced the restoration of Nov 9, Iqbal Day holiday.

According to Dawn News, holiday on account of Allama Iqbal’s birthday will be observed as per the orders of the federal government.


November 9, Iqbal Day, has long been declared as a public holiday in Pakistan. With the birthday of the national poet just around the corner, debates will continue whether to make the event a holiday or not.

Last year,  the government had finally decided, after long discussions, announce national holiday on November 9 to commemorate the birthday of Allama Iqbal. Government and private educational institutions remained closed.

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

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