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Turkey honours Allama Iqbal for services to Islam

Turkey honoured Allama Mohammad Iqbal with the Dost Award in recognition of his services for Islam, reported Radio Pakistan on Saturday.

The award was received by Allama Iqbal’s grandson, Walid Iqbal, from the Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci in a ceremony held in Konya, Turkey.

“Through this award, we honour the late Mohammad Iqbal for his contributions to the cause of Muslim political thought, which still inspires people in the entire world,” said Avci.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood highlighted the depth of love, affection and respect among Turkish people and leadership for Iqbal.

Mahmood added that Iqbal and his teachings continue to form part of the most enduring bonds between the Turkish and Pakistani nations.

Courtesy : Dawn News

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