Tributes paid to Allama Iqbal at PML seminar
ISLAMABAD: The speakers at a seminar on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to national poet Alama Iqbal and observed that Pakistan was created under the two-nation theory stressed by the visionary poet.
Organised by the Pakistan Muslim League (PML), the speakers shed light on the contributions of Alama Iqbal who offered thought-provoking poetry during the freedom movement. Academy of Letters Chairman Professor Fateh Malik condemned the recent statement by Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain during his visit to India. He said the statement by the MQM chief conflicted with the two-nation theory.
He said the establishment of Pakistan occurred after great sacrifices by the Muslims of the Sub-continent. “The country was not achieved with the help of tanks and agencies.”
The professor said he believed that the country would remain united as long as the people continue following the teachings of Alama Iqbal.
PML Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed said the national poet showed the nation a way out during a tumultuous time. He managed to convince Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to return and lead the Muslims.
Referring to the plight of Muslims across the globe, the PML leader stated Muslim intellectuals and thinkers must play a role to pull Ummah out of its crisis. Chinese diplomat Shang said Alama Iqbal is still popular in the hearts of the Chinese people because he backed the people of China during the revolution. He informed seminar participants that the poetry of Pakistan’s national poet had already been translated into Chinese.