The government announced on Tuesday.
“The Prime Minister has been pleased to desire that November 9 (Iqbal Day) shall henceforth be observed as a Public Holiday,” said an official notification.
Following this, the Cabinet Division said in a notification that the Prime Minister was delighted to restore the public holiday on the occasion of Allama Iqbal, or the 9th of November, “In continuation of the Cabinet Division’s circular No. 10-01/2021-Min-II dated 17th December 2021.” As a result, the country will mark Wednesday, November 9, 2022, as a public holiday.
The Cabinet Division released the list of public holidays for 2022 earlier this year.
February 5 (Kashmir Solidarity Day), March 23 (Pakistan Day), May 1 (Labour Day), May 3, 4 and 5 (Eidul Fitr), July 10, 11 and 12 (Eidul Azha), August 7 and 8 (Ashura), August 14 (Independence Day), October 9 (Eid Miladun Nabi PBUH) and December 25 (Quaid-e-Azam Day) had been declared designated holidays for the year.
The Centre had earlier declared February 5 a holiday. Every year, the day is listed as one of the federal government’s gazetted holidays.