The 140th birth anniversary of poet philosopher Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was celebrated on Thursday across the country with national zeal, fervor and enthusiasm.
Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. His date of birth is November 9, 1877 and date of death is April 21, 1938. Iqbal Day is celebrated every year on the 9th of November in order to pay homage to our national poet and philosopher. It is a day where a large number of cultural, literary and educational organizations conduct programs in order to remember him and his work.
Since his birth anniversary falls on 9th November, Iqbal Day used to be a public holiday, until the last 2 years that is. Its status as a holiday was revoked by the interior ministry.
Iqbal Day Holiday Summary rejected by Ministry of Interior. The Federal Government of Pakistan ministry of interior has rejected the summary regarding public holiday on 9th November Iqbal Day this year.
All the schools, government offices, and banks would be remain open on Iqbal Day. A notification has been issued in this regard..