November 9 Is Not A Holiday: Interior Ministry

A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry has issued a clarification that the ministry has not issued any notification about November 9 being a public holiday.

The rumors about November 9 being a public holiday have no authenticity. In fact, the State Minister for Interior, Shehryar Afridi, said in the National Assembly, “Naya Pakistan’s vision is to work seven days a week, 24 hours a day.”

He went on, “Prime Minister Imran Khan and federal cabinet have not taken a day off.”

Pakistan celebrates Iqbal Day on November 9 as a tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who gave the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent.


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He was born on November 9, 1877, in Sialkot. Pakistanis hold him in great esteem for his sacrifices and services for the country.

The issue of restoring Iqbal day as a holiday turns up every year; however, the governments do not seem to agree with the idea.


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