The 141st birth anniversary of poet of the East and philosopher Hakeemul Ummat Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being celebrated today on Friday across the country with national zeal and fervor.
Various literary, educational, political, social and cultural organizations have arranged special programmes across the country to pay homage to the national poet and highlight different aspects of his life and teachings.
A graceful change of guard ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore this morning.
Allama Iqbal conceived the idea of Pakistan and is, therefore, regarded as one of the founding fathers of thecountry.
His best literary work includes Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam- i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i-Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz
He passed away in Lahore on April 21, 1938.