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Sindh govt announce public holiday on Iqbal Day

KARACHI: Despite the Interior ministry calling off a holiday on November 9, Government of Sindh has announced that all educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday) in Sindh to mark Iqbal Day.

The decision came during a meeting of standing committee for education, reported Business Recorder.

Meantime, Rawalpindi Private Schools Association has also announced holiday on the occasion of Iqbal Day.

The news of the holiday was only aired on ARY News which stated that a notification in this regard has been issued, but there has been nothing as such on other side of media.

The alleged news was shared on social media showing an unreadable notification and a statement in Urdu that the Government has restored Iqbal Day holiday.

screen grab from ARY News

The unreadable notification shown over social media seems to be an old one (of 2015) which read as:

“PUBLIC HOLIDAY EARLIER DECLARED FOR 9TH NOVEMBER, 2015 VIDE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR CIRCULAR NUMBER 2/4/2014-PUBLIC DATED 2ND JANUARY, 2015 IS HEREBY CANCELLED AB INITIO.”

That notification clearly speaks the cancellation of holiday awarded from 2015. Therefore, unless a clear cut notification of Interior Ministry, November 9, 2016 should not be considered as holiday on Iqbal Day.