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Iqbal Day

Iqbal Day commemorated in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: A ceremony was held at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to commemorate the 141st birth anniversary of national poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal on Friday. The officers and staff members of the high commission offered Quran Khawani for the esal-e-sawab of the soul of Iqbal. The messages of President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were read out on this occasion. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood said Iqbal was an epoch-making personality, who helped turn the…

Sindh educational institutions to remain open on Iqbal Day

KARACHI: The provincial government on Thursday clarified that all educational institutions of Sindh will remain open on November 9, Iqbal Day. Dismissing earlier reports that educational institutions in the province would remain closed on November 9, 2018, the Sindh Education Department announced that educational institutions would remain open as per routine on November 9. Adding that the Sindh Education Department had not issued any notification stipulating a public holiday on Iqbal Day. Earlier, it was misreported…

Iqbal Day is a working day: interior ministry

ISLAMABAD: Dismissing the media reports, the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday elucidated that November 9, Iqbal Day, has been declared a normal working day. A spokesperson of the ministry said, "No notification has been issued by the interior ministry in this regard." Addressing a session of the National Assembly Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has said, "Vision of Naya Pakistan is to work 24/7." He said Prime Minister Imran Khan and his federal cabinet had not taken a day off since taking charge of…

KP denies declaring public holiday on Iqbal Day

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has denied reports over issuing a public holiday on November 9 (tomorrow) on the occasion of Allama Iqbal Day. KP Spokesman Mushtaq Ghani said that reports about the public holiday are based on rumours and are complete incorrect. He requested the public not to pay heed to them. He said that the provincial government has not announced any public holiday. Therefore, all government offices and educational institutions will remain open in the province. 9 نومبر یوم…

Sindh educational institutions to remain close on Iqbal Day

KARACHI: All government and private educational institutions in Sindh will remain close on Wednesday, 9th November on account of Iqbal Day, ARY News reported. Sindh's Education Department issued a notification on Tuesday, declaring 9th November as holiday. All educational institutions in the province will remain close tomorrow on the death anniversary of Allama Iqbal. The education department has announced the closure of schools and colleges in Sindh on Iqbal Day under a decision of the standing committee on education.…

Confusion still persists over Iqbal Day holiday

KARACHI: The Private Schools Association in Sindh has refused to adhere to government orders for cancellation of Iqbal Day holiday and insisted to close all schools across the province on occasion on November 9 (tomorrow), ARY News reported.