Poets, intellectuals pay tribute to Allama Iqbal

RAWALPINDI, April 22 (INP): Rawalpindi Arts Council in collaboration with literary society “Sukhanwar” arranged a mehfil-e-mushaira in connection with the death anniversary of the poet of the east Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Renowned poet Jalil Aali presided over while Aziz Qureshi from America was chief guest and Dr Najeeba Arif and President Tehreek Naujawanan-e-Pakistan Abdullah Gul was guest of honor at the occasion. Poet Aftab Zia anchored the mushaira. Wafa Chisti, Sagufta Habib and Abdul Qadeer sang the poetry of Dr Allama Iqbal.

The poets recited their poetry on Allama Iqbal were Aftab Zia, Iftikhar Khatak, Firdos Ayubi, Arshad Sulehri, Farhana Ali, Shakoor Ahsin, Gul Muhammad Nazik, Riffat Waheed, Munir Fayyaz, Sheda Chishti, Arshad Malik, Kaleem Ehsan Butt, Rasheed Saqi, Naseem-e-Saher, Jamil Yosaf, Aziz Qureshi and Jalil Aali. Resident Direct RAC Waqar Ahmed and Abdullah Gul threw light on the personality of Dr Allama Iqbal and paid rich tribute.