On Friday, the federal government made November 9 a public holiday to honor Iqbal Day, which is the 146th birthday of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the country’s most famous author and philosopher.
As a mark of respect for this important event, the Cabinet Division has announced that all schools, government offices, and business offices across the country will be closed on Thursday, November 9.
After a break of several years, the government made November 9 a public holiday again last year.
Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. He was a famous person from the subcontinent and a key figure in the Pakistan movement.
Iqbal, a modern Sufi poet, used his writing to inspire people all over the nation to become revolutionaries. Many languages have translated his works, such as Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and English. This has made him a famous philosopher all over the world.
He passed away on April 21, 1938, so he did not get to see Pakistan become independent.