Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has called upon the nation to wholeheartedly work towards realizing the Pakistan envisioned by Dr. Allama Iqbal, emphasizing his complete confidence in the potential of the nation, particularly the youth. He believes that the young people have the capacity to meet the expectations set forth by Iqbal.
Dr. Allama Iqbal dreamed of a Pakistan built on the pillars of peace, political tolerance, and brotherhood. Prime Minister Kakar underlines the vital role that the youth must play in serving the nation and the country with their positive and progressive thoughts.
In Iqbal’s vision of Pakistan, the institutions should be strengthened, people should cultivate self-awareness, and the economy should be stabilized to free the nation from the chains of foreign debt, Prime Minister Kakar added.
On the occasion of Dr. Allama Iqbal’s 146th birthday, celebrated on Thursday, the prime minister conveyed that he and the entire nation were commemorating this special day with great honor and admiration.
Dr. Allama Iqbal played a pivotal role in awakening the youth of the sub-continent to the rich heritage of their ancestors, their sacrifices, contributions in various fields, and their prestige and progressiveness.
Prime Minister Kakar further noted that Allama Iqbal guided the youth with messages of hope, self-confidence, bravery, and the wisdom to lead lives of dervishes. He encouraged them to explore the world through knowledge, research, and innovation, fostering a new spirit of exploration.
Dr. Iqbal’s philosophy introduced the concept of self-introspection as a unique panacea for success in this world and the hereafter, free from worldly influences and temptations.
The caretaker prime minister highlighted that Iqbal’s teachings are still revered worldwide, with universities across the region and the globe imparting them and conducting research on his philosophy and poetry.
Dr. Iqbal’s philosophy and religious contributions are widely acknowledged. He highlighted the progressive nature of Islam and its predecessors while stressing the need to adapt to contemporary requirements.
Iqbal’s message of awareness about the basic rights of Muslims in the sub-continent, particularly the right to freedom, promoted unity among them, ultimately leading to the emergence of a nation.
Though Dr. Allama Iqbal did not live to see the realization of the separate and sovereign Muslim state he envisioned, it was practically achieved through the hard work, passion, sacrifices, and national sentiment of leaders like Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslim League.
The caretaker prime minister urged the nation to reflect on whether they have safeguarded Iqbal’s Pakistan, for which countless individuals labored day and night, sacrificed their lives, and harbored the hopes of their ancestors.