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KPK govt announces public holiday on Iqbal Day 2016

PESHAWAR: The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  Parvez khattak has announced a public holiday on 9th November, 2016 in connection with Iqbal Day 2016.

As per announcement, all the private and public institutions and offices will remain closed on Iqbal day. This is a good step taken by the KPK government to keep remember our national heroes and their scarifies for this country.

On the other hand, other provinces of Pakistan have not announced the public holiday on Iqbal Day 2016 till the date. Federal government has already cancelled this holiday since 2014.

Iqbal Day: Pakistan announced national holiday on Nov 9

Pakistan National Council of the Art, Ministry of Information, and Broadcasting & National heritage to organize an event to celebrate Iqbal Day at PNCA auditorium on November 9, DailyTimes reported.

Contrary to previous years, federal government has also announced to resume the holiday on Iqbal day, November 9.

Allama Iqbal, a great poet-philosopher and active political leader, was born at Sialkot in 1877. Iqbal was the legend who gave us a vision which later on became the mission of Quaid-e-Azam.

To mark birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Puppet show, speeches, national songs and Tableau will be presented. Children will remember poet of the nation by presenting his poetry and tableau, speeches.

Renowned singers Muhammad Ali, Babar Niazi, Javed Niazi & Gulshan Jehan will present Iqbal’s poetry.