Islamabad, November 09, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to take strong measures for following the principles of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the great Muslim Philosopher and Poet to make Pakistan a progressive and prosperous economy. He said it was high time that the nation should stand united by setting aside all differences and work with commitment, honesty and dedication for the economic uplift of the country.
He was addressing as Chief Guest a ceremony organized by the Islamabad Founder Lions Club to celebrate the Iqbal Day. Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Muhammad Naveed Malik Secretary General Islamabad Founder Lions Club, Dr. Masood Ghani, Dr. Afshan Malik, Sibtain Raza Lodhi, Baser Daud, Altaf Shah, Khalid Qureshi, Shakeel Munir, Nausheen Arshad, Umar Farooq, Mian Arif, Sheikh Khayam, Akhundzada M. Naeem, Muhammad Fahim Khan, Nagina Khaleeq, Dr. Mahosh and others were present at the occasion.
Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan paid rich tributes to Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal on his 143rd birthday and said that his poetry and teachings provided guidelines to the policymakers and the nation how to make Pakistan as a true welfare state. He said that Allama Iqbal through his poetry and philosophy had created a revolutionary spirit and enthusiasm in the Muslims of the Sub-Continent for the creation of Pakistan and urged that the nation should follow the same spirit and enthusiasm to make Pakistan a strong economy of the region.
He said that the economy of Pakistan was confronted with many challenges and implementation of the principles of Allama Iqbal would steer it out of difficulties to put it on the path of sustainable growth. He said that we should inculcate youth about the poetry and teachings of Allama Iqbal so that our young generation could drive Pakistan towards fast economic growth and development.
Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Founder Lions Club speaking at the occasion said that Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal had given a wake-up call to the Muslims of the Sub-Continent to rise above mutual differences for launching a strong movement for a separate homeland. He said that Allama Iqbal had rendered great services for the promotion of the cause of Muslim Ummah and played a prominent role in the renaissance of Muslim society in the Sub-Continent.
He said that the best option for the government to make Pakistan a prosperous nation was to follow the principles of Allama Iqbal. He was of the view that the government could overcome multifarious problems and difficulties being faced by the country by implementing the thoughts, ideas and principles of Dr Allama Iqbal. A cake was cut at the occasion to celebrate the birthday of Allama Iqbal.
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