Petition Filed to Make Iqbal Day a Public Holiday Again

Iqbal Day falls on Nov 9th every year. It is a day where Pakistanis from all walks of life pay their respects to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the legendary poet and scholar who dreamt of a separate nation for Muslims.

Since his birth anniversary falls on 9th November, Iqbal Day used to be a public holiday, until the last 2 years that is. Its status as a holiday was revoked by the interior ministry.

The interior ministry decided last year to pass on the power of declaring a public holiday to provincial governments. This move continues to cause confusion as people don’t know if a historical date or event that previously used to be classified as a holiday is off or not.

Last year, Sindh government decided to close schools across the province on account of Iqbal Day, with the KPK government soon following suit.

Move to Reinstate Iqbal Day as Holiday Filed in LHC

Today a petitioner approached the Lahore High Court over reinstating Iqbal Day as a public holiday.

The petitioner wants hearings on this matter to be held at the earliest since Nov 9th is near.

According to the petition, the federal and provincial governments have been nominated as respondents in the matter. The petitioner wants them to ensure that the status of Iqbal Day as a public holiday is settled for once and for all.

It still remains to be seen whether the federal government will take back its order to observe Iqbal Day as another normal working day or not.

However, the final authority rests with provincial authorities over this matter currently.


  • Muhammad Areeb

    holiday!!!

  • Kafi Late Petition Dali Gayi hai
    Aisa Na Ho K 9 Nov K Bad Elan Kare K Agle Saal Se Holiday Hogi

    • ShAj

      bhai app har post per comment kertay ho…aisa kya kaam kertay ho jo har waqt available rehtay ho :P hamein bhi batao

      • usama

        toilet saaf karta hai
        hahahahahahaahahahaah

        • tahir aziz

          zabardast

      • Waleed Shahzaib

        Baat to sach h, magar baat h ruswai ki……..

      • I am Working in the Capacity of Head of Department – Supply Chain
        I am the Boss of 15 Staff Person (I Don’t need to Work I am Here to Just Sign the Documents)

        • Mohammed Raheel Jahangeer

          Pta nh knsi Organization ka ye Department Head h jaHan pe sirf Internet he use krta rhta h dn bhr beth k..

          Socho k DH aesa h to is k under wOrkers ka kya haal hOga..

          Aur tO aur Organization ne isy just DOcuments sign krne k lie HIRE kia h..

          Itna bda kaam h DOcuments sign krna k is jaise USELESS insaan kO Hire kia hwa h..

          ALLAH REHEM frmae Organization pr..

          Ameen

          • They are work with us very well: & This Is My Life Waste Karo Ya Rest Meri Marzi

          • tahir aziz

            yaar yaqeen kro aisay hi ongay bongay jahilana comments ki wajha say main pak gya tha har jagha issi ki shakal har topic pr yeh farigh insaan jahaan nhi bhi bolna wahaan bhi yeh mojood is liye is ko block krdia hy but jb aap logoon k jawabi comments parhta hoon samjh jata hoon k koi intehai bewaqoofi ki baat ki hy jabhi har jaga zaleel horha hy

        • acha acha.. matric ki supply, and fsc ki supply milaaa ke jo chain banti hai ap usko handle karty ho… good :D

      • Adeel

        Do saal pehle Wahab bhai ko heat stroke ka asar hua tha 15 din hospital mein thhe jab discharge hue to supply chain head ban chuke thhe, Allah reham kare agar dubara attack hua to kahin President of Pakistan na ban jaye?

        • Nayak Film Dekha hai Main Ne Thanks

        • ZAB

          Supply chain head banay thay ya head main supply chain ban gai thi un k? Please explain.

          • Adeel

            Head mein supply chain ?
            Bas Wahab bhai ki supply chain heat stroke ki deinn hain Allah unhen jald sehatyab kare.
            #GWS WAHAB BHAI

      • zaroor koi wehla group of indostories ka malik h :P

  • Shahid Idrees

    we have forgotten our True Leaders and Mohsins at least we convey IQBAL message to the peoples of Pakistan

    • You’re right sir… Who needs about Leaders and Mohsins? Hamen toh ghaday chahye..

    • Kabhi koi khushkabri le kar mat aana :S

    • Dil Jan

      in KANJARO ko bhotu ki chuti b khatam kerni chiyah aur shah Lateef ki b Banazeer ki b ……………….i am live in Karachi that why i write these useless CHUTIYAH btw any one from PUNJAB ……..