Iqbal Day Holiday in Punjab,KPK,Sindh,Balochistan 9 Novemeber
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government announced on Saturday a public holiday on November 9 on account of Iqbal Day, Express News reported.
The decision came after PTi chief Imran Khan advised K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to declare public holiday on Iqbal Day.
“I have requested the K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to declare public holiday on November 9 in the province,” Imran tweeted.
The PTI chief said he was not in favour of too many holidays, but Iqbal Day is different from other days as “Iqbal’s thought embodies the ideology of Pakistan.”
He further said in order to strengthen Pakistan’s ideological foundation it is extremely important for the coming generations to follow Iqbal’s thoughts as “nations without Nazriya (Ideology) simply die.”
Imran claimed that “both military and “democratic” dictators have suppressed Iqbal’s message of freedom of the body and soul.”
The appeal came after the federal government on Wednesday announced that there will be no public holiday on Iqbal Day. Sindh government has already announced that schools will remain open on Iqbal Day.
KARACHI: Department of education Sindh on Sunday has announced that there will be no holiday on Iqbal Day, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
Secreatory education Sindh announced that all the school under provincial government will remain open on Monday.
Whereas Private Schools Association (PSA) Sindh has refused to adhere to provincial government’s decision to cancel public holiday.
PSA leader Shurf-uz-Zaman, has urged parents not to send children to schools, ARY reported.
Meanwhile, KPK province will observe holiday on Iqbal Day.
Schools and offices under federal government, Punjab and Balochistan government will also remain open on Monday.
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.
Following is the notification which was issued by the federal government for cancellation of Iqbal Day holiday.
PSA leader Sharf-uz-Zaman urged parents not to send their children to schools on Monday.
On the other hand, secretary education Sindh has said there was no public holiday on Nov 9, hence all educational institutions will remain open.
Meanwhile, The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has announced public holiday on November 9 on account of Iqbal Day
The decision was made upon directives by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
In a statement, Khan said 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.