Allama Iqbal's 138th birthday today
Allama Muhammad Iqbal had conceived the idea of Pakistan.
Public holiday is being observed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province while public and private institutions remain open on the account of Iqbal Day.
Special Ceremony at Iqbal's Mausoleum:
The change of guard ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal in Lahore this morning.
A smartly-turned Pakistan Navy's contingent took over the charge from the Punjab Rangers. Station Commander Navy Lahore Commodore S.M. Shahzad was chief guest on the occasion.
A special ceremony will be held in Islamabad where President Mamnoon Hussain will be the chief guest.
On the occasion, renowned poets will pay homage to the great poet of the East and eminent singers will sing Iqbal's poetry.
Prominent poets, literary figures and intellectuals will participate in a function at Pakistan Academy of Letters Islamabad to pay homage to Allama Iqbal.
An important ceremony will be held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore in which renowned intellectuals and scholars will highlight thoughts, poetry and his services for the creation of Pakistan.
Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Nazria-e-Pakistan is also organizing a ceremony.
Similarly, other various literary, educational, political, social and cultural organizations have arranged special programmes to pay homage to the national poet.
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