MIRPUR (AJK) -- 81st death anniversary of Poet of the East Allama Dr. Mohammad Iqbal was marked across the valley with the renewed pledge to continue their just and principled struggle for liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the clutches of Indian rule and to make Pakistan a true forward-looking Muslim state in line with thoughts of the great philosophic poet. He died 81 years ago on April 21, 1938.
The philosophic poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal had born on November 9, 1877 in a middle class family at ancient Kashmiri mohallah in Sialkot. Over a century-old 'Iqbal Manzil', his birth place - the ancestral home spreading over a tiny space of five-marlas of land at Kashmiri mohallah, has now been made a museum for the interest of the general masses from the world over including his admirers.
Various cultural, political and social organizations held meetings and seminars in cities and towns of AJK to highlight the services rendered by the great visionary of 20th century and to pay homage to him.
The grand poetic gathering titled 'Mehfil e Mushaira' was held in the backdrop of Kashmir - on the Eve of Death Anniversary of Allama Iqbal', attended among others by the veteran Kashmiri literary personalities including poets and senior officials of the AJK government and the city notables.
Besides presenting their respective poetry the poets and the scholars on this occasion highlighted the importance of high...