Here’s why Allama Iqbal's daughter-in-law opposes public holiday on November 9

11:40 AM | 9 Nov, 2022
Here’s why Allama Iqbal's daughter-in-law opposes public holiday on November 9

LAHORE – The federal government’s initiative for a public holiday on Iqbal Day is hailed by Pakistanis who are taking a day off while Iqbal's daughter-in-law, Justice (retired) Nasira Iqbal, opposed the public holiday on the birthday of national poet.

Nasira Javed lamented the incumbent government’s initiative to restore public holiday, saying the holiday will not serve the purpose. 

The noted intellectual mentioned that she was invited to five events which were all now cancelled in light of the public holiday.

On a lighter note, she mentioned that people will now spend the day off eating Nihari and Dahi Bhallay.

In 2015, the PML-N government cancelled the annual public holiday on November 9 without specifying any reason.

Meanwhile, the day observed a change of guards ceremony at the mausoleum of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal in connection with his birth anniversary.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

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US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
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