Lahore: Today people are celebrating the 143rd birthday of the philosopher and poet.
The changing of the guard took place at the mausoleum of Dr. Alama Mohammed Iqbal in Lahore on Monday. A Pakistani naval contingent assumed the security responsibilities of the Pakistani Rangers.
Station Commander of Pakistan Navy Commodore Naimat-ullah Khan was chief guest on this occasion who laid floral wreath at the mausoleum and offered prayer. He also penned down his comments in Visitors’ book and paid tribute to national poet.
Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar also laid a wreath on the grave of Allama Muhammad Iqbal at Hazoori Bagh and offered Fateha.
Usman Buzdar took this opportunity to say that Allama Iqbal promoted peace and brotherhood through his poetry, and that success can be achieved by following the values of national poets.