Call to understand Iqbal’s vision

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir has said the PML-N government is trying to resolve issues of the country in line with the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Addressing a function organised by the Punjab Department of Information and Culture in connection with the 76th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal here at Govt Islamia College for Women on Monday, he said it was the vision of great poet Allama Iqbal that motivated Muslims to a separate homeland. “It was Aligarh University founded by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan that brought about change in lives of Muslims,” he added.

The minister also lauded Punjab government efforts for holding events in the remembrance of prominent personalities of the Pakistan movement. He said the events would help highlight the vision and services of our forefathers before young generation.

Barjees Tahir said the government was committed to overcoming challenges like loadshedding and people would witness change with the passage of time.

He said motorway would be built from Khunjerab to Gwadar besides a railway line.
“The government will bring investors to the country who were doing business in other countries,” he added.

The minister said that self-reliance could not be achieved without improving the economy.
Talking to the media, Barjees Tahir said that there was no shortage of wheat in Gligit-Baltistan and it was available in abundance.

Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Culture Rana Muhammad Arshad, Dr. Muhammad Ejaz Butt, Amjad Warraich and Zulfikar Rana also paid tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal and stressed upon the youth to understand his visions of Khudi and Mard-e-Momim.