PESHAWAR, Nov 09 (APP): National poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s 143rd birth anniversary has been celebrated with national enthusiasm and zeal across Khyber Pakthunkhwa including the merged tribal districts on Monday.
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and eternal peace for the martyrs of the Pakistan Movement and those who laid down their lives for Pakistan. The political, culture, education and literary organisations arranged special programs to highlight his matchless political and literary services in awakening the Muslims of South Asia to achieve a separate homeland for themselves to live a free and dignified life.
It was his dream that inspired the Muslims of the Subcontinent to get united under the dynamic leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah which later was translated into reality in the shape of Pakistan on August 14, 1947.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a great leader, philosopher, intellectual and poet of the Muslims of Sub-Continent. In a statement here in connection with his birth anniversary, the CM said the poetry, ideology and philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a beacon of light for the Muslim Ummah in general and the young generation in particular. Allama Iqbal had given thoughtful guidance on different topics of life and presented the idea of Pakistan that had given a separate identity to the Muslims of the sub-continent and become the very foundation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, he said.
“The poetry of Allama Muhammad Iqbal creates patriotism and the spirit of service of humanity in the nation”, he said, adding that the Poet of the East had discouraged discrimination on the basis of colour and race and stressed the need for unity of the Muslim Ummah.
The Chief Minister said his ideology and principles of life is the best source of guidance and inspiration for people in all sectors of life. He always gave the lessons of truth, Khudi (ego) and preservation of national identity, he said, adding thar our future is linked with awareness, support to the righteous and truth, a judicious system and indiscriminate service of humanity.
The print media published special articles, columns and features and TV channels presented documentaries highlighting the meritorious political, poetic and other literary services of the Poet of the East.
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