The 86th death anniversary of philosopher, poet and thinker, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today to acknowledge his services for the Muslims of the subcontinent.

He was born on November 9, 1877 in Sialkot.

Allama Iqbal was a great visionary poet who conceived the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-continent, which was later materialized in the form of Pakistan.

Allama Iqbal, through his poetry and thoughts, awakened the Muslims to seek knowledge and realize their potential for real objectives.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has called for making Pakistan a cradle of peace, political forbearance and brotherhood according to the vision of great poet philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

In a message on the observance of 86th death anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the Prime Minister said Allama Iqbal taught the youth to wage consistent struggle and exhorted them to carve paths in the future through knowledge and research.

Shehbaz Sharif said Iqbal’s philosophy of selfhood (Khudi) was a beacon of light for all and by emulating his philosophy, the exquisite qualities of mankind could be achieved.

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