Asif Zardari calls on nation to heed Allama Iqbal’s message for religious harmony


ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari in a message on the 80th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal stated that the national poet’s inspirational message to reconstruct religious thought in Islam needs to be heeded to restore the peaceful, progressive and egalitarian image of Islam.

He said that as first step in reconstructing religious thought we must resist attempts to exploit religion and misinterpret it for foisting their political agendas.

Allama Iqbal believed that religion was a living and dynamic force that needed to be continuously interpreted, the former president said and called upon the people to assert themselves in reinterpreting religious thought.


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