Govt making efforts to preserve national history, heritage: Shafqat

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Staff Reporter

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, National History and Literary Heritage Division Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday said that the government was making all out efforts for the development of national history and literature division in the country.
Addressing the opening ceremony of a five day celebrations organized here in connection with Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day, he congratulated the officials of Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) for completion of new Auditorium.
The “5-day Allama Iqbal Birthday Celebrations” would be continued from November 20 to 24 for the promotion of National poet of Pakistan and his vision.
He said today the soul of Faiz will be in peace as his mission was in progress by his followers.
Shafqat also lauded the efforts of Walid Iqbal, the grandson of Allama Iqbal for following the footsteps of Dr Iqbal.
He said, “We wanted to appoint permanent heads of the institutions”. He said culture and national heritage of Pakistan will be preserved in consultation with the literary figures and other officials concerned.
Earlier, in his address Senator Walid Iqbal shed light on the poetry and philosophy of Iqbal. He lauded the services of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood for organizing a ten days Kitab Mela at Lahore and now a five day celebrations at PAL, Islamabad.

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