Iqbal Day: The Government Declares A Holiday On November 9
November 8, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Pakistan News
To commemorate “Iqbal Day,” the 145th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal, the federal government has declared November 9 (Wednesday) a national holiday throughout the nation.
The development was reported to the authorities on Tuesday.
An official announcement stated, “The Prime Minister has been delighted to demand that November 9 (Iqbal Day) should… be honored as a Public Holiday.”
Millions of Muslims throughout the subcontinent were greatly influenced by Dr. Iqbal in their quest for a free-practicing homeland for Islam.
The day will begin with special prayers said at mosques for Pakistan’s development and prosperity.
Dr. Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877, and is frequently referred to as the “Poet of the East” in Pakistan and other areas of the world.
Iqbal was a well-known poet and thinker. He is recognized with creating poetry and using his political clout to call for the establishment of a Muslim country apart from other nations.
His speech at Allahabad in 1930 was a turning point in pre-partition politics.
In his speech, Allama Iqbal offered Muslims on the subcontinent a defined goal and distinct identity: Pakistan.
At his tomb in Lahore, a ceremony to change the guard will also take place.
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