133rd birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal observed

ISLAMABAD: The 133rd birth anniversary of the Poet of the East and Philosopher of Pakistan, Allama Iqbal was observed all over the country on Tuesday.The Poet of the East was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. The nation paid special tribute to the fore-dreamer of a separate country for Muslims of the sub-continent. Public holiday had been announced throughout the country to mark the day.The day started with a guard changing ceremony at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal in Lahore. A vigilant Pakistan Navy squad took over guard duty from a troop of rangers.
Rear Admiral Bashir Ahmad was the chief guest on the occasion. He laid a wreath of flowers on the grave of the great leader of the pre-Pakistan independence movement of Muslims.All day long, people belonging to different walks of life continued to visit the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal to pay tribute and offer Fateha to the great scholar of the sub-continent.Special seminars were held to pay glowing tributes to Iqbal while TV channels telecast special programmes on his life and works.National flags were hoisted on all principal government buildings. Exhibitions of books and relics were held at Iqbal Museum Lahore, National Museum Karachi and Iqbal Manzil Sialkot – Onlinenews