The federal government has declared Wednesday, November 9 (Iqbal Day), the 145th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal, a national holiday across the country.
On Tuesday, the government was informed of the development.
According to an official notification, the Prime Minister has been happy to request that November 9 (Iqbal Day) be recognized as a public holiday.
Millions of Muslims throughout the subcontinent were motivated by Dr. Iqbal to seek an independent country where they could practice Islam openly.
Special prayers for Pakistan’s success and prosperity would be offered in mosques as the day started. Dr. Iqbal, who is referred to as the “Poet of the East” in Pakistan and other countries, was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877.
Iqbal was a well-known poet and philosopher. He is noted for penning poetry and urged his political clout to push for the establishment of a Muslim country. His 1930 speech in Allahabad marked a turning point in pre-partition politics.
The speech of Allama Iqbal provided Muslims on the subcontinent with a defined goal and distinct identity in order to establish Pakistan. In addition, a ceremony to change the guard will be held at his Lahore grave.