Punjab Minister for Local Government and Community Development Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed on Wednesday said that Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal’s thought and philosophy should be promoted by formally making it part of curriculums.
He was speaking at a function, organised jointly by the Unique Group of Institutions (UGI), and Department of Archaeology and Tourism Punjab, at Iqbal Manzil here in connection with the National Poet’s birthday celebrations.
The minister said the youth would have to seek guidance from Allama Iqbal’s philosophy to set their line of action and give Pakistan a bright and prosperous future.
He said Pakistan’s youth could compete with the youth of any country in creativity, productivity and skills’ learning.
He said, “We will have to make our youth learn and adopt Allama Iqbal’s philosophy of ‘khudi’ to secure a right place for Pakistan in the comity of nations”. He said Allama Iqbal not only awakened the Muslims of Subcontinent for launching struggle for a separate country but also presented a clear ideology for creation of Pakistan.
UGI Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan Khurram, speaking at the function, said that Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal believed in always speaking the truth, and deemed it necessary for development of nations on strong footing.