“Allama Muhammad Iqbal has been acclaimed as a great poet across the world. His work has been translated in several languages,” DCO Muhammad Usman said on Thursday. He was speaking to the media after laying a floral wreath at Iqbal’s mausoleum on his death anniversary. He said that through his poetry Iqbal had motivated Muslims of the subcontinent.
“His poetry is a beacon of light for Muslims around the world, particularly those in the subcontinent,” Usman said. He said Iqbal was a thought-provoking leader. “Iqbal believed that political independence was a right. It was his dream to gather Muslims of the subcontinent on one platform.” The DCO urged Pakistanis to seek guidance from Iqbal’s poetry and play their role in the country’s development.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2016.