Embassy of Pakistan

Press Release

Pakistan Embassy in Brussels holds ‘Mushaira’ to commemorate 146th Birth Anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

To mark the 146th birth anniversary of the great philosopher and poet, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a poetry recital titled “Beyaad-i-Iqbal” was held at the Embassy of Pakistan Brussels today.

The event was co-organized by the Embassy of Pakistan Brussels and Pakistan Press Club Belgium.

The Ambassador of Pakistan to European Union, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Amna Baloch was the Chief Guest on the occasion, while distinguished Urdu poets from Brussels, Germany, Budapest, and other parts of Europe paid rich tributes to Dr. Allama Iqbal and shared their poetry with the audience.

An eminent Scholor, Dr Ali Sherazi, was the Guest Speaker on the occasion and shared his views on Allama Iqbal’s poetry and contribution towards rekindling the spirit of freedom and unity among Muslims of the then Indo-Pak Sub-Continent The concept of “Khudi “as envisioned by Allama Muhammad Iqbal was emphasized to re-energize the youth to tackle the future challenges.

Ambassador Amna Baloch, in her remarks, paid rich tribute to the great poet, philosopher, and thinker. She stated that Allama Iqbal envisioned the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent that ultimately led to the creation of a separate homeland. Today, Pakistan embodies the true spirit of Allama Iqbal’s vision.

The Ambassador underscored that Allama Iqbal’s poetry, thoughts, and philosophy hold a universal appeal, which continues to inspire millions across the world. Highlighting the importance of revitalizing the message of Allama Iqbal, the Ambassador said that Iqbal’s teachings were not constrained by time and could offer solutions to the contemporary challenges.

The Ambassador thanked all the participants for attending the event.

8th November, 2023