The 141st birth anniversary of poet of the east and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was being celebrated on Friday across the country with national zeal and passion.

In their separate messages on the occasion, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan have called for understanding and acting upon the message of Iqbal to achieve high distinction.

In his message, the president stressed the need to revert to the teachings and philosophy of the great philosopher and poet of the east to tackle the multifaceted challenges faced by the country.

The PM Imran Khan, in his message, said that Pakistanis could achieve a lot by understanding the concept of ‘shaheen’ and philosophy of ‘Khudi’ of Dr Allama Iqbal and adopting it in practical life.