Lahore (Web Desk): The 144th birth anniversary of national poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being celebrated across the country with national fervour today (Tuesday).
Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal also known as Poet of East was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877.
He awakened the Muslims of the Subcontinent through his universal poetry and political acumen by presenting idea of the creation of Pakistan through his historic address at Allahabad in 1930.
Allama Iqbal’s address gave a clear direction and separate identity to Muslims of the Sub-Continent to achieve Pakistan.
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
An investiture ceremony of change of guards was held at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal in Lahore. A contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed the honorary charge of guard at the mausoleum.