The 79th death anniversary of national poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today.
Allama Iqbal promoted Two-Nation Theory and gave concept of a separate Muslim state in Indian Subcontinent where they can independently live in accordance with their religion and cultural traditions.
Various literary and cultural organizations have chalked out special programmes across the country and abroad to pay homage to the national poet. Radio Pakistan will also broadcast special programmes befitting the occasion.
Born on 9 November 1877 in Sialkot, he breathed his last on 21 April 1938 in Lahore.