Government will announce a Public Holiday On 9th November 2012 In Pakistan Iqbal Day. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born on 09November 1877.So 9 November is celebrated as Iqbal Day for his devotions and dedications for forming a new home land for Muslims i-e Pakistan. Muhammad Iqbal was a great poet of Urdu and Persian.And all his poetry was related to Muslims, especially of South Asia and subcontinent.
Schools, colleges, universities, offices, banks will remain close on 9th November. People of Pakistan will enjoy the long weekend as many offices remain close on Saturday and Sunday.There will be many cultural events-in different cities of Pakistan to pay tribute to the great leader.