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No public holiday in Punjab on Iqbal Day 2016?

LAHORE: Contrary to KPK, Sindh and Balochistan, government of Punjab has not yet announced any decision on holiday in connection to Iqbal Day on November 9, 2016.

The Interior Ministry on Tuesday noon issued a notification, dismissing the summary for Iqbal Day (November 9) to be declared a holiday.

The notification stated that federal offices across the country will remain open as per normal tomorrow (November 9).

Schools in Sindh, Balochistan closed

Educational institutes in Sindh and Balochistan will remain closed on November 09 on account of Iqbal Day, according to notifications issued by the provincial education departments.

However, nothing has been said from government of Punjab regarding the closure of schools on Wednesday.

There is uncertainty among students and school owners whether or not to mark November 9, Iqbal Day as Holiday.

In the meantime, Rawalpindi city administration did not wait for any notification or announcement from federation or the province and announced to mark tomorrow as public holiday.