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Nation marks Allama Iqbal's birth anniversary

LAHORE: The 137th birth day of eminent philosopher, poet and the conceiver of idea of Pakistan, Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today across the country with respect, ARY News reported.

Iqbal was born at Sialkot, Punjab, in 1877. Iqbal received his early education in the traditional maktab. Later he joined the Sialkot Mission School, from where he passed his matriculation examination.

In 1897, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Government College, Lahore. Two years later, he secured his Masters Degree and was appointed in the Oriental College, Lahore, as a lecturer of history, philosophy and English.

In their messages respective messages, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have called for a renewed pledge to follow the philosophy and message of self-awareness and self-esteem of the great poet.

In his message, the Prime Minister said we can achieve a clear distinction in political, economic, social and religious affairs by following the thought and philosophy of the great poet.

Meanwhile, a change of guard ceremony was held at the Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore in the morning today.

On this occasion, a fourteen member contingent of Pakistan Navy took over the charge of guard duties while the Station Commander Commodore Sajid Mahmood Shahzad laid a wreath at the mazar on behalf of the naval chief.

People from cross sections of the society will pay visit to the birth place of Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Sialkot and Iqbal Museum in Lahore.

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