The 144th birth anniversary of national poet, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed across the country with national fervour and patriotic on Tuesday today
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Known as Poet of East, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877.
He awakened the Muslims of the Subcontinent through his universal poetry and political acumen by presenting idea of the creation of Pakistan through his historic address at Allahabad in 1930.
Allama Iqbal’s address gave a clear direction and separate identity to Muslims of the Sub-Continent to achieve Pakistan.
Iqbal’s contribution in Pakistani politics and his ideology on socio-religious areas of Muslim societies are still well acknowledged and read not only in Pakistan but all around the globe.
It is pertinent to state here that his poetry successfully inculcates enriched lessons of Khudi and preservation of national identity in Muslims specifically among the youth. Moreover, he is also known as the “poet of East”. His fans and followers are wide spread around the globe who will celebrate the birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal with all zeal and zest today (Tuesday).
An investiture ceremony of Change of Guards was held at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal in Lahore this morning.
A contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed the honorary charge of guard at the mausoleum.