Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and President Dr Arif Alvi urged the nation to follow Dr Allama Mohammad Iqbal’s philosophy of self-sufficiency as the country marks Iqbal Day. They emphasized the importance of Iqbal’s vision for Pakistan as a country of peace, political tolerance, and brotherhood. The Prime Minister also urged the youth to play a key role in the service and development of the country with positive and progressive thinking. President Alvi also highlighted the need to follow the poet’s teachings on Islam and his philosophy of ‘khudi’ in order to make Pakistan a prosperous nation.
The interim Information Minister Murtaza Solangi said Iqbal’s philosophy and thought are a beacon of light for humanity and emphasized the importance of Iqbal’s passionate message of ‘khudi’. Caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Ali Mardan Domki said the commitment to the thought of Iqbal requires the nation to adopt his thinking and mould Pakistan in the true sense of his vision.
Former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Iqbal “gave us the message to believe in ourselves” and urged the nation to “work for Pakistan collectively”. Former climate change minister Sherry Rehman pointed out that Iqbal “awakened the people with his thought and poetry” and urged the younger generation to study the poet’s works to understand his philosophy. The Foreign Office also paid homage to the national poet while the Islamabad Police shared a couplet written by him.
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