Official Press Statement: “Allama Iqbal gave direction to the Muslims of the Sub-continent”, said Syed Ibne Abbas, the Pakistani High Commissioner in UK while remembering poet of the East at the House of Commons
Syed Ibne Abbas said that Allama Iqbal had given direction and sense of purpose to the Muslims of the sub-continent due to which Pakistan came into existence. The High Commissioner was speaking as the Chief Guest at “Nazia Hassan Memorial Lecture” on Allama Iqbal held at the House of Commons on 20 July 2015.
Dwelling upon the poetry and philosophy of the Poet of the East, the High Commissioner said that Allama Iqbal’s vision was very much relevant in the contemporary society and, therefore, we must seek guidance from his poetic thought and philosophy. He said Iqbal’s poetry had been a great source of inspiration for us and there was a need to spread his universal message of hope and human dignity in the world.
The High Commissioner appreciated the efforts of the organisers of the event and said it was encouraging to see that Allama Iqbal still wielded strong influence on our generation. He also mentioned that Pakistan High Commission held a Mushaira and talk on Allama Iqbal in May 2015, which was attended by a large number of Iqbal fans.
Allama Iqbal’s grandson Walid Iqbal who was the keynote speaker, gave a lecture on: “IQBAL – POET PHILOSOPHER OF THE EAST”. Khalid Mehmood MP welcomed the guests while Ms Muniza Baseer Hassan offered vote of thanks. The event was conceived and coordinated by The Literary Circle (TLC), London.