QUETTA: In regard to Interior Ministry’s dismissal of the holiday summary on November 9, Iqbal Day 2016, Balochistan Government which is also run by PML-N, has decided to close public and private schools in the province on Iqbal Day.
However, federal and provincial offices will remain open as per normal tomorrow (November 9).
Public holiday in KP
A public holiday has been announced by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Iqbal Day. The decision was made after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan advised Chief Minister Pervez Khattack to declare November 9 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.