LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Allama Iqbal was a great philosopher, poet and a scholar whose poetry and philosophical thoughts guide us even today.
In his message on the eve of the 140th birth anniversary of Poet of the East Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the chief minister said that Allama Iqbal awakened the Muslims of the subcontinent from the slumber of ignorance and reinvigorated them to pursue the goal of Pakistan.
The chief minister added that the proposal for a separate homeland for the Muslims was a proof of Iqbal’s political acumen. Allama Iqbal infused a revolutionary spirit in the youth and highlighted the eternal greatness of Islam before the people.
The chief minister stated that on the eve of the great poet’s birth anniversary, we should reiterate our commitment to follow the philosophy of Iqbal to transform the State of Pakistan according to the concepts of founder of the nation.