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The 141st birth anniversary of national poet, philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed all over the country with traditional zeal and enthusiasm today (Friday).

Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. He is also recognised as a national poet, and known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan (thinker of Pakistan), Shair-e-Mashriq (poet of the east) and Hakeemul Ummat (doctor of the Muslim Ummah) and is credited with sparking the pan-Islamic thought among Muslims of the subcontinent.

Allama Iqbal envisioned the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent‚ which led to the creation of Pakistan. He was a great representative of the subcontinent and an important personality for the Pakistan movement.

The nation is celebrating the day with a dedication to pay homage to the great poet-philosopher and to highlight his achievements.

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