KARACHI: The Interior Ministry on Tuesday dismissed the summary for Iqbal Day (Nov 9) being declared a holiday. Sindh government announced that educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow to mark Iqbal Day, Aaj News reported.
A notification issued by the Sindh education department stated that educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow across the province. It should be mentioned here that Iqbal Day holiday was decided in a meeting of Education Department’s Standing Committee.
Federal offices tomorrow (Nov 9) will remain open, according to sources at the Interior Ministry.
Meantime, Rawalpindi Private Schools Association also announced holiday on the occasion of Iqbal Day.
The decision came during a meeting of standing committee for education.
Earlier, there were reports that the government has decided to announce ‘National Holiday’ on November 9 to commemorate the birthday of Allama Iqbal. Government and private institutions were expected to remain closed, but soon the government revokes its decision.