It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that Iqbal Day holiday is a big concern for lazy Pakistanis everywhere. After the Interior Ministry was reported last year to have the official holiday on 9th November every year. The hardworking youth and employees who were planned to observe all day rest on Iqbal day now sharing sad posts on twitter.
There was celebration after a notification was circulated that the Iqbal Day holiday had been restored. People made plans and programs, everyone was happy then suddenly the interior minister blasted a bomb.
No More Iqbal Day Holiday
Blessing your TL
official notification of Iqbal Day will be observed as public holiday pic.twitter.com/tGIhPw3WuY
— SL MAN (@ReverseTweep) November 8, 2016
— norbalm (@norbalm) November 8, 2016
Governments and leaders tried to play with emotions of nation by dividing them in different parts.
— Ammarah Ahsen (@Ammarah2789) November 8, 2016
— Geo English (@geonews_english) November 8, 2016
All this holiday or no holiday made serious mess among people especially living in Federal Territory
Iqbal Day pic.twitter.com/bsZWklRKJQ
— Ans Hafeez (@AnsHafeez) November 8, 2016
Many among hardworking youth calling this cancellation a Yahoodi Sazish
My amma had officially labelled the cancellation of Iqbal Day holiday as yahoodi sazish
— KillJoy (@TaleeaYounas) November 8, 2016
Conspiracy theories are flying around about the cancellation
“Since Javed Iqbal’s sons have joined PTI may be that’s why the government canceled Iqbal Day holiday” Overheard in the High Court.
— Barkhurdar Khan (@BarkhurdarAchak) November 8, 2016
People are questioning political leaders instead of government officials about the cancellation of the holiday
@MaryamNSharif Why the Govt. is not giving IQBAL DAY holiday. We need to recognize our great HERO.
— Yousuf Ahmad (@yousuf1307) November 8, 2016
@CMShehbaz tomorrow Is Iqbal Day off or not ??
— Umer Yousaf Piracha (@upiracha) November 8, 2016
Is there any notification issued for Iqbal Day Holiday?
— Ali Zaidi – Official (@mhdalizaidi) November 8, 2016
This guy needs a holiday to recognize his “great HERO” because he’s probably otherwise too overworked to be able to do so.
People really, really wanted to celebrate Iqbal with a holiday, maybe so that they could read his groundbreaking work, in peace
wtf no hliday on “Iqbal Day”this govt is screwing our culture and has no respect for our heroes
— ali taqi (@muhammadtaqqi53) November 8, 2016
People have also turned poets to commemorate the cancellation of the holiday
Ay Iqbal hum sharminda hain
Teri chhitti ke qatil zinda hain
— Danyal Zaffar (@DanyalBandesha) November 8, 2016
So this one came up with a plan to ensure that the holiday is utilized effectively
Jis jis ko Asrar-e-Khudi Kay baray mai thora bohot pata Ho sirf usi ko Iqbal Day ki chutti honi chahiyay.#iqbalday
— Talha Pakistani 🇵🇰 (@Abbasiness) November 8, 2016
This honest guy has genuine reason to throw tweet and request for holiday
Yaar Iqbal Day ki chutti de do. Mujhe gari sahi karwani hai 🙁
— Adeel Amin (@adeelamin15) November 8, 2016
so now this is again us sitting on office table scheduling office tasks and remembering our national hero and poet of east on Iqbal day.