On the occasion of Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s birth anniversary on November 9th, a national holiday was observed in the past in Pakistan. But since 2015, the previous government ended this holiday. Now as the new PTI government has come into power, again the question is whether there will be a holiday on 9th November or no holiday.
According to an Interior Ministry spokesperson the ministry has announced no holiday on November 9th.
The spokesperson said, “No notification has been issued by the interior ministry regarding this.”
Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi addressed a session of National Assembly and said, “Naya Pakistan’s vision is to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day.”
Adding, “Prime Minister Imran Khan and federal cabinet have not taken a day off.”
As a tribute to the poet of subcontinent Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a holiday was observed in Pakistan on November 9th which was canceled in the last three years. Iqbal was born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot. Through his poetry, Iqbal played an important part in the partition of the subcontinent. He encouraged the Muslims especially youth to step out and fight for an independent free land. Thus his role in the creation of Pakistan is undeniable.