PESHAWAR: The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA is all set to observe the 136th birth anniversary of Poet of the East and great philosopher, Dr Muhammad Iqbal with national enthusiasm and zeal on Saturday.
The day will dawn with special prayer for eternal peace of the great philosopher and progress and prosperity of the country.
The Government and private institutions have organised special programmes to pay tributes to the great thinker and sufi poet of modern age for his vision of separate land for the Muslims of the sub continent.
Literary, social and educational organisations would also arrange various programmes to highlight the contributions of Dr Allama Iqbal for the creation of Pakistan.
Ceremonies would be held at schools, colleges and universities in connection with Iqbal Day to shed light on the life and achievements of the great poet.
The speakers would lay stress on the need to promote Iqbal’s spirit of patriotism besides educating the young generation on the thoughts and ideas of the great sufi poet.