ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has congratulated the nation of Pakistan on the birthday of great thinker, philosopher, poet and Hakeem-ul-Ummat (The Sage of the Ummah) Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Thinker of Pakistan and national Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877.
Tajikistan celebrates birthday and death anniversary of Allama Iqbal as its national days.
Talking to Dispatch News Desk (DND) News Agency on Thursday, Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Saidamir Jononove said that he admires Allama Muhammad Iqbal as a prominent classical poet and thinker of the region, and people of Tajikistan respect and love Allama Iqbal as sources of inspiration of thoughts and life.
Ambassador Sherali Saidamir Jononove, who is very conversant with Pakistani society, was of the view that poetry of thinker Iqbal had a great influence over Muslim Youth and his poetry books including Asrar-e-Khudi, Rumuz-i-Bekhudi, Payam-i-Mashriq and Zabur-i-Ajam are most popular books of philosophy and poetry in Tajikistan.
While congratulating people of Pakistan on the day of birthday of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the ambassador said that Tajikistan and Pakistan are two brother countries, and Tajik people believe that future of both the countries are integrated with each other. He was of the view that there is a dire need of more people to people contact between the two countries to understand social fabrics of each other and to know each other in a better way.
It is pertinent to mention that Tajikistan Embassy in Islamabad is proactive for enhancing contact between the two countries which are parted by just a 15-kilometer geopolitical boundary in Wakhan belt but had historic linkages of thousands of years.
Since the arrival of Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Saidamir Jononove in Islamabad, there had been several discussion, events and interaction among Pakistani intellectuals and Tajik regional experts, and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon had been visiting Pakistan frequently.