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


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
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Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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