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Pakistan Embassy observes Iqbal Day in Kabul

Pakistan Embassy observes Iqbal Day in Kabul

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Nov 09, 2016 - 17:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Embassy of Pakistaninfo-icon in Kabul on Wednesday organized an event to celebrate the 139th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. 

In a statement, the Pakistan Embassy said Afghan Minister for Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat, and Minister for Border and Tribal Affairs, Abdul Ghafoor Laiwal, graced the occasion as Chief Guests.

Prof. Abdullah Bakhtanay Khidmatgar, the 91 years old Afghan expert on Iqbal, presided over the event, the statement said.

A number of Afghan writers, who presented their papers on this occasion, paid rich tributes to the Poet of the East. Some Afghan poets also recited their poems on Iqbal.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain mentioned Iqbal’s love for Afghans and Afghanistaninfo-icon and referred to various poems of Iqbal in this regard.

The Ambassador also presented a shield to Prof. Abdullah Bakhtanay Khidmatgar in recognition of his contribution towards Iqbal studies in Afghanistan.

Abdullah Bakhtanay was the first Afghan to write a book on Allama Iqbal 60 years ago.

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