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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]


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]


  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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News Tribe
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:51:00 -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). PSA leader Sharf-uz-Zaman ...


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, ...


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 ...
The News International
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:03:45 -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 ...
The News International
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:26:15 -0800

Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) arranged a seminar on 138th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The theme of the seminar was 'Iqbal Ka Aqal aur Tasawar Ishq- Aik Khas Nashist.' The chief guest of the seminar was FJWU Vice ...

The Nation

The News International
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:03:05 -0800

The announcement that there would be no Iqbal day holiday this year came as a shock to everyone. Iqbal is considered to be the man behind the idea of Pakistan and has been an important part of the state narrative since the very beginning. Unfortunately ...

The Nation

The News International
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:26:15 -0800

A local lawyer Farhad Ali Shah filed the petition submitting that the interior ministry cancelled holiday on Iqbal Day through a notification. He said that the ministry did not give any reason behind cancellation of this holiday and the whole nation ...
The Express Tribune
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:13:13 -0800

KARACHI: It came as no surprise that the public holiday on Iqbal Day was recently revoked by the government. Like Jinnah, the more current purpose of his remembrance is not as one of Pakistan's architects but because it gives this inherently lazy and ...

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