Tuesday Nov 08, 2016
ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Tuesday dismissed the summary for Iqbal Day (November 9) to be declared a holiday.
Federal offices will remain open as per normal tomorrow (November 9).
Schools in Sindh, Balochistan closed
Educational institutes in Sindh and Balochistan will remain closed on November 09 on account of Iqbal Day, according to notifications issued by the provincial education departments.
However, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri clarified that the offices would remain opened in the province.
Punjab private schools to remain open
The All Pakistan Private School Association has announced that all private schools in Punjab will remain open on November 9.
KP private schools to remain closed
Private schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain closed on Iqbal Day, the province's private educational institutions association has announced.
There has been no decision by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Iqbal Day being declared a public holiday.
Every year November 9 is celebrated as Iqbal Day as a tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal who was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. Allama Iqbal played a prominent role in securing a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent, which is modern-day Pakistan. He has influenced a great number of scholars, politicians and prominent personalities throughout the sub-continent.