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Iqbal Day
یوم اقبال
Official name Iqbal Day
Also called Yōm-e Welādat-e Muḥammad Iqbāl
Observed by  Pakistan
Type Since this year its just a holiday celebrated in KPK only.
Date 9 November
Next time 9 November 2016 (2016-11-09)
Frequency annual

Iqbal Day (Urdu: یوم اقبال‎; Yōm-e Iqbāl) is the birthday of Muhammad Iqbal on 9 November. The day is no longer a public holiday in Pakistan it is ghul holiday in KPK.[1] Iqbal, a poet and philosopher, was a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement.[2]

History[edit]

Iqbal day is organized and celebrated on 9 November around the whole world to tribute to Iqbal, the "Poet of the East" every year.[2][3] Iqbal was born on 9 November 1877 in Sialkot, within the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan). He died on 21 April 1938 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. The Pakistan government officially declared him the national poet.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Holiday November 9". Brecorder.com. 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Seminar on Allama Iqbal held at Preston University". Preston.Edu.PK. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Literary symposium held on Iqbal Day in US". Geo.TV. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Allama Iqbal’s 73rd death anniversary observed with reverence". Pakistan Today. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Iqbal". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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1196 news items

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:11:15 -0800

The government also took an eleventh hour decision when it announced to cancel the national holiday of Iqbal Day last year. Zaeem Qadri, the official spokesperson of the Punjab government was not available for comment. The national holiday on Kashmir ...

ARY NEWS

ARY NEWS
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:59:20 -0800

Iqbal Day is celebrated throughout Pakistan on 9th November, on the occasion of the poet's birth anniversary. Allama Iqbal, one of the greatest Muslim poets to have lived ever, was an instrumental figure in the creation of Pakistan. He not only rallied ...

ARY NEWS

ARY NEWS
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 23:51:27 -0800

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.

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 08:08:26 -0800

Imran Khan had requested Pervez Khattak to declare November 9, Iqbal Day, as public holiday in the province. —INP/File. PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to observe public holiday across the province on Monday, ...

News Tribe

News Tribe
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:37:23 -0800

Nisar Khoro in a statement issued in last hours of Sunday said that “there is no holiday tomorrow, all the government schools in Sindh will remain open on Iqbal Day.” “Teachers and student make sure attendance in schools tomorrow,” said Khoro. He went ...

News Tribe

News Tribe
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 09:07:53 -0800

Chairman Private school Association Karachi had stated that they will observe holiday on Iqbal Day but he took his statement back soon. Earlier, KP government announced to observe public holiday on Monday, whereas Punjab and Baluchistan government ...
 
The News International
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 02:32:34 -0800

The Lahore Bar Association also supported the call of the provincial bar council and announced a boycott of court proceedings on Iqbal Day. However, the Lahore High Court Bar Association did not welcome the strike call. PbBC Vice-chairperson Farah Ejaz ...

Pakistan Today

The News International
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:17:00 -0800

He submitted that the interior ministry cancelled holiday on Iqbal Day through a notification. He said the government did not disclose any reason behind cancellation of this holiday and the whole nation was disturbed over it. He said the nation which ...
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