Turkey honours Allama Muhammad Iqbal; award for “Service to Islam

KONYA: Pakistan’s national poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal has been honoured in Turkey, through the conferment of the “Dost Award” for “Service to Islam.”

Iqbal’s grandson, Walid Iqbal, received the award on behalf of the Iqbal family.

The impressive ceremony for the prestigious Dost Awards, usually conferred
on one Turkish national and one international personality, was held in Konya.

Turkish scholar Prof. Dr. Süleyman Uludag received the award.

Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci handed over the Award to
Walid Iqbal. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood was present on
the occasion.