Allama Iqbal’s ‘botched’ sculpture draws flak on social media

11:32 AM | 2 Feb, 2021
Allama Iqbal’s ‘botched’ sculpture draws flak on social media

LAHORE –A recent sculpture of the 'poet of the east' grabs attention due to the unfortunate and botched restoration of the artistic work.

Allama Iqbal sculpture in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park has become the butt of jokes on social media, and even prompted a comparison to previous artworks.

Some people called the carving an 'evidence of nepotism' while others requested Deputy Commissioner to remove the sculpture as it's a disgrace to see this.

Some appraised the courage of those who approved it, while others said that they are glad Iqbal is not alive to see the moment.

Amid all the criticism, few netizens also praised the park management for using limited sources, and creating a low-cost sculpture on its own.

Here’s all the reaction to the newly mounted sculpture of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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