Daska/Peshawar—The 78th death anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was observed with due reverence and solemnity in Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur and Sialkot.
Special prayers were offered for the eternal peace of his soul and a number of programmes were organised under Khulq-e-Muhammadi Foundation to highlight teachings and philosophy of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Special programmes, seminars, speeches and debates were held in all schools of the tahsil.
In Sialkot, hometown of Dr Iqbal, people from different walks of life, including businessmen, journalists, lawyers, police officers and students visited Iqbal Manzil to pay homage to the great poet and philosopher. A number of female students also recited the holy Quran at Iqbal Manzil. A procession was also taken out from Lady Anderson School to Iqbal Manzil while various roads, prominent build-ings and government offices had been decorated with portraits and verses of Allama Iqbal.
Meanwhile, it is reported from Pehsawar that dua were also held for eternal peace of Dr Iqbal in all districts of KP and agency headquarters of FATA. In connection with the day, Kalam-e-Iqbal contest, speech competitions, seminars, symposiums that covered all the aspects of his life and philosophy, were held in different educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities where speakers threw lights on different aspects of his life and poetry work.
Various social, political and cultural organisa-tions arranged special programmes to pay homage to the Poet of the East. Allama Iqbal is officially recognized as the national poet of Pakistan and known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan, Shair-e-Mashriq and Hakeem-ul-Ummat.