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Iqbal Day is a national holiday that honours and remembers Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a revolutionary poet and philosopher who suggested the idea of a separate state for Muslims in the subcontinent. Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was also a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement. He was the man who dreamt of a separate nation where Muslims could live peacefully, prosper, and ultimately enjoy practicing their religion – with total freedom.

Iqbal Day is a significant day for Muslims in Pakistan. Read further to know more about the celebration of Iqbal Day 2024 in Pakistan.

Iqbal Day 2024 date in Pakistan

Iqbal Day commemorates the birthday of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal and is celebrated on the 9th of November every year across all provinces in Pakistan. This day serves as a tribute to Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, often hailed as the Poet of the East.

Iqbal Day 2024 significance

Iqbal Day is significant in that it commemorates a great contributor to Chaudhary Rahmat Ali’s Two-Nation movement. Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s advocacy for this ideology was one of the primary reasons why the emergence of Pakistan evolved into a reality.

Iqbal Day 2024 holiday

Iqbal Day in 2024 is observed as a nationwide public holiday. For the previous year, the prime minister had announced a public holiday on 09 November 2023 across the country on the occasion of celebrating Iqbal Day.

Previously, the Pakistani interior ministry dismissed Iqbal Day as a public holiday. The day was an ordinary working day where most businesses, stores, and shops as well as schools, universities and government offices remain open.

Iqbal Day 2024 celebration

The day is celebrated with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan. People would show their respect by visiting the tomb of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. In addition, special events are organized in educational institutions to recall and relive the history of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s literature, unfolding the wisdom and ideology for the younger generation to learn from.


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