MULTAN: 81st death anniversary of the Poet of the East, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal (November 09, 1877-April 21, 1938) was observed in all over Pakistan with reverence and solemnity.
Different programmes and seminars were organised to pay tribute to the great philosopher of the East, who awakened the Muslims of the Subcontinent through his powerful poetry.
Speaking on the occasion in Multan, Director Multan Arts Council Muhammad Sajjad Jahania, joint secretary PTI South Punjab Lt. Col (retd) Abid Mahmood Shah Khaga and others, said that Allama Iqbal played a vital role in creation of separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia. They said that the great poet lives in the hearts of people and liked in various countries including Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, Iran, etc.
A large number of students, civil society members and women participated in the seminar. Various other ceremonies were also organised in the district in this connection.
Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam-i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz are among the best literary works of the Shair-e-Mashriq.
His works, in both Urdu and Persian, have been translated in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, English among other languages. His viewpoints and ideologies remain relevant in the present day.