To honor Iqbal Day, Punjab University has formally declared a holiday.
The official announcement states that Punjab University would be closed on Thursday, November 9.
The public holiday on November 9 has caused a great deal of misunderstanding among the populace. The main cause of it is that from 2015 till 2021, the Iqbal Day holiday was suspended.
Then-prime minister Shehbaz Sharif proclaimed November 8, 2022, as Iqbal Day. The Interior Ministry also declared Iqbal Day 2023 a public holiday later in December.
However, the public is confused because of prior experiences.
In a different but recent development, Punjab University rose to the top of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024 by Subject, making it the greatest university in Pakistan.
Pakistani universities were ranked in nine out of eleven subjects. The highest ranked university in Pakistan is Punjab University, which received rankings in seven of those subjects.