PR No.240 Islamabad: March 26, 2016
During a meeting with President Mamnoon Hussain, Mr. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran paid rich tributes to the poet of the east, Allama Iqbal. President Rouhani said that Allama Iqbal has, through his philosophy, rendered commendable services in philosophy, Shariah and other fields, which is a source of guidance for the whole world. President Rouhani noted with appreciation that much of Allama Iqbal’s poetry is in Persian language. He stated that the work done by Allama Iqbal for awakening society finds no example in the world. He declared Urdu and Persian languages as two branches of one tree.
Expressing pleasure over the Iranian President’s keen interest in philosophy of Iqbal, President Mamnoon said that Iqbal was a universal poet who rendered invaluable services in the realm of literature. The President noted that in Pakistan work of Sheikh Saadi Shirazi is read with great interest and his books are also included in some religious madrasahs adding that he has also studies these books.