Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has stressed the need to follow teachings of Allama Muhammad Iqbal to retrieve the country from various challenges it is facing.
The teachings of Iqbal are no doubt the beacon of light for our dear country, in the current circumstances, the Prime Minister said in his message on the birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal.
He (Iqbal) included the elements of thought and strategy in the national affairs.
He highlighted the sense of unity in Muslim Ummah and raised voice in favour of economic justice, Gilani said.
The Prime Minister said it would not be illogical to state that Iqbals saying Utho Meri Dunya Ke Gharibown Ko Jaga Do was not a mere poetry but was a call to create such an economic system, which is free from deprivation, injustice and inequality.
This is the basis of idealogy which was termed as his vision by founder leader of PPP Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and included in the partys manifesto at the time of partys creation, he said.
Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan Peoples Party still belongs to that ideology and We are actively working towards its implementation.
Time is witness and I can say it with full confidence that PPP is the saviour and champion of Iqbals thinking, philosophy and ideals.
Our government is striving to run and develop the country in accordance with the dreams of Allama Iqbal, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Quaid-e-Awam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, he added.
The Prime Minister said that the present government is striving for national security, development and welfare of masses in the circumstances which require national unity, reconciliation, consensus and futuristic vision and approach.
This is a welcome and encouraging fact that today the nation is unitedly playing its role in the fight against terrorism and is moving forward on a way, which was indicated by Allama Iqbal, he added.
Prime Minister Gilani said Allama Iqbal was such a visionary leader and thinkers who are born in centuries.
It was the vision of that great person, who for the first time, visualized Pakistan and presented the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of sub-continent, he added.
Gilani said Iqbal is counted among those visionary and intellectuals, who changed the course of time and history.
The Prime Minister said Allama Iqbal, who was bestowed by God with great vision and intellect, emerged as a savior through his poetry and ideals in the world.
His poetry and lectures are considered and accepted as immortal litterateurs, he added.
The Prime Minister said at a time when the Muslims of Sub-continent were facing unfavorable socio-economic and political conditions and needed a visionary leader, Allama Iqbal rekindled a new hope in the Muslims through his great poetry and thoughts.
Let us resolve and renew the pladge - on the birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal - to vigorously and selflessly move on the path of security, progress and integrity of our dear country, he added.