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Iqbal’s teachings are bridge between Pakistan, Iran
Iqbal’s teachings are bridge between Pakistan, Iran

LAHORE: (Tuesday, November 24, 2020): Iranian Consulate General Muhammad Raza Nazri has said that the teachings of Allama Iqbal are just like a bridge between Pakistan and Iran and both the neighbors share a great history of helping each other. He was addressing a seminar organized by Punjab University on “Allama Iqbal and relations between Pakistan and Iran” at Al Raazi Hall here on Tuesday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, DG Khana-e-Farhang Ali Akber Razai Fard, Principal Oriental College Prof Dr Qamar Ali Zaidi, President ASA Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Choudhar, Chairman Department of Urdu Prof Dr Zahid Munir Amir, Chairperson Department of Punjabi Dr Nabeela Rehman, Dr Moeen Uddin Nizami, Dr Muhammad Nasir, Dr Zia Ul Hassan, faculty members and students participated in the event. Addressing the seminar, Mr Raza Nazri said that the teachings of Allama Iqbal had played important role in strengthening the relations between the both countries. He said that Iqbal’s teachings had left strong effects on the world. He said that Iqbal was popular at every city, village and town of Iran. He said that Iqbal was a great preacher of unity of the Muslims and in the light of his guidance, the Muslim Ummah should unite themselves. Addressing the seminar, Prof Niaz Ahmed said that Pakistan and Iran were just like a family. He said that the Muslim world must integrate their resources and utilize them for the betterment of humanity. He said that the Muslims must review the international scenario and strengthen relations with each other. He said that we would have to solve our problems ourselves as nobody from outside would solve our problems. He said that although the Muslims were facing a lot of challenges but we also had a lot of resources to cope with these challenges. He said that PU was also establishing the Regional Integration Centre with such aims and objectives. Pro VC Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that it was an honor for us that Allama Iqbal belonged to Pakistan. He said that we must promote bilateral relations with Iran. He said that Allama Iqbal gave us the lesson to live with the honor. Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry said that the poetry of Allama Iqbal gave us guidance to improve our economic situation. Dr Qamar Ali Zaidi said that the thoughts of Allama Iqbal had staged revolutions in politics and various societies. Dr Zahid Munir Amir said that Allama Iqbal’s poetry had been translated in many languages. Dr Muhammad Kamran, Dr Moeen Nizami, Dr Muhammad Nasir and others also spoke.