KP govt announces public holiday on Iqbal Day — schools to remain open in federal territory, Punjab, Balochistan
According to details, the decision was made upon directives by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
In a statement issued, Imran Khan said that the trend of holidays every now and then is not adequate for the country, however Iqbal Day is not a routine day and it holds vital significance for Pakistan.
“Iqbal’s writings and his thoughts served as the basis of Pakistan and it is mandatory for the future generations to not just remember Allama Iqbal, but to act upon his message so that the Ideology of Pakistan could be further enlightened,” said the PTI chief.
He vowed that his party will not only spread Iqbal’s message, but will continue to strive for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state in the light of Iqbal’s philosophy.
Schools and government offices will remain open in the federal territory, Punjab and Balochistan.
Private Schools Association in Sindh refuses to accept decision
In Sindh, the provincial government announced to act in accordance with federation’s decision, however the Private Schools Association (PSA) has opposed the decision.
Chairman PSA Syed Khalid Shah said that government’s decision is not acceptable and all private schools across Sindh will be kept closed on November 9.