The provincial government of Sindh has announced two holidays in the province.
As per the announcement, November 9 has officially been declared a public holiday to commemorate Iqbal Day.
Furthermore, November 13 has also been announced as a holiday for the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali. Read this Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman Smashes World Cup Record with Fastest Century
The notification states that next Monday will be an off-day for Hindu community on the occasion of the ‘festival of lights’ for all government offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under the administrative control of Sindh government.
It should be noted that the federal government had announced a public holiday on the 146th birthday of the nation’s revered poet and philosopher, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, just last week.
The public holiday for November 9 remained suspended for several years before former Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, decided to reinstate it last year. Also read Oppo A79: Stylish Phone with Impressive Features