Pakistan pays tribute to national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal on 85th death anniversary

06:33 PM | 21 Apr, 2023
Pakistan pays tribute to national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal on 85th death anniversary
Source: APP

Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a well-known philosopher, poet and politician who is widely recognised as the spiritual father of Pakistan, passed away on this day 85 years ago.

In his collection of Persian poetry, Allama Iqbal — a brilliant philosopher, thinker and visionary poet—addressed issues related to Islamic spirituality and philosophy.

Iqbal, who was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877, had a lasting impression on the politics of the subcontinent as a leader and thinker.

In his renowned Allahabad Address, Iqbal floated the idea of an independent Muslim state in India for the first time.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday paying tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal and said the great poet and philosopher gave the Muslim Ummah a new dimension of thinking.

The prime minister tweeted that at a time when the world was seeking guidance from Western thought to nurture their thought process, Allama Iqbal, the great poet of the East, gave the Muslim Ummah a new dimension of thinking through his unique philosophy and Urdu and Persian poetry.

“The whole nation, including me, pays tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal on his 85th death anniversary,” he tweeted.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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