LAHORE - A condolence reference for Quaid-e-Azam’s companion and Pakistan Movement activist Brig (r) Zafar Iqbal held at TECH Society Club on Sunday.

The speakers including Former Minister of State Qayyum Nizami, Former Auditor General Punjab Jamil Bhatti, Professor Naseem Zafar, Altaf Hassan Qureshee, Brig (r) Waseem Zafar, Dr Muhammad Sadiq, Zubair Sheikh and Jameel Gishkori paid tribute to Zafar Iqbal.

They said he safeguarded Pakistan against conspiracies as a patriotic soldier of the country. He never compromised on the national interest and followed the principles.

Zubair Sheikh said that Zafar Iqbal presided over many brainstorming sessions at TECH Club and played a pivotal role in Pakistan Visionary Forum. He believed that in future Pakistan would be appeared on the world map as a modern Islamic welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam, he added.

Altaf Hassan Qureshi said we should pay homage to our national heroes like Brig (r) Zafar Iqbal who contributed a lot in the making of Pakistan. He also expressed all objectives of making Pakistan as an independent welfare state for the Muslims of the subcontinent were still to be achieved as the distribution of wealth amongst the various classes and masses in Pakistan was unequal. As a result, rich people are becoming wealthier and poor are downtrodden. He appreciated Brig. (r) Zafar Iqbal for his sincere struggle with pen and heart. Qayyum Nizami told that Brig. (r) Zafar Iqbal played a significant role as office bearer of Muslim Students Federation under the umbrella of Quaid-e-Azam’s mission. He spread Jinnah’s message to every corner, Nizami added. His two books “from the corridors of memory” and “Jinnah’s point of views” were an asset of history.

Jamil Bhatti said that due to the struggle of patriotic, sincere and honest personalities like Brig (r) Zafar Iqbal we have had the opportunities to become officers otherwise it was not possible under the reign of Hindus for which we are indebted to Quaid-e-Azam and his companions.

Dr Muhammad Sadiq said that Zafar Iqbal explained the objectives of making Pakistan to many people of our society so that the ideology of Pakistan was apprised to everyone.