Iqbal Day observed at Pakistani Embassy in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul on Sunday organised an event to observe the 138th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
A number of eminent Afghan literary figures attended the event and paid rich tribute to the Poet of the East, the embassy said in a statement.
Several poets recited their poems and scholars read their papers on Iqbal, the statement said.
Famous Afghan poet and writer Sulemain Laiq presided over the event while Habibullah Rafi, a well-known Pashto poet, Daud Nadri, member of parliament, and Pir Mahmoud Gilani were the guests of the honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Afghan intellectuals highlighted Iqbal’s contribution as a great philosopher and poet. They emphasized the need to follow the teachings of Iqbal which could help overcome challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah.
Pakistan Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain thanked all participants and appreciated the role of writers and poets in bringing the peoples of the two countries closer.
He also highlighted Iqbal’s love for Afghans and Afghanistan he expressed through his Urdu and Persian poetry.
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