Today, I read many posts regarding 9/11 on WordPress. As you may know, in the after math of this tragic incident, Pakistan is among the most affected countries. The date 9/11, however, have been important for Pakistan for decades on two accounts.
9/11 as 11th of September: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan died on this date back in 1948, a year after Pakistan appeared on the map. It used to be a national holiday in Pakistan.
9/11 as 9th of November: This is how we write dates by the way. Muhammad Iqbal was a poet and thinker and gave the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of India. He is considered National poet of Pakistan and was born on 9th of November. It is a national holiday in Pakistan.
(Incidentally, 9th of November is also the birthday of my daughter.)
I thought I would share.