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IQBAL ACADEMY PAKISTAN
An Introduction

Founded in 1951 by the Iqbal Academy Act and re-enacted through the Iqbal Academy Ordinance No.XXVI of 1962, Iqbal Academy Pakistan is a statutory body of the Government of Pakistan..

The Federal Cabinet in its meeting held on 27.01.1997 decided to transfer the Academy to Culture, Sports and Tourism Division. In pursuance of the Cabinet decision, the Academy now stands transferred to Ministry of Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs w.e.f. 14.04.1997

The aims and objectives of the Academy are to promote and disseminate the study and understanding of the works and teachings of Allama Iqbal. To promote these comprehensive objectives fruitfully, the work of the Academy is divided into two distinct parts:

  1. Study of Iqbal's work, and

  2. Study of all those movements of thought, philosophical, political, literary, social, cultural, etc., that can help in understanding the works of Iqbal----- movements of thought within the Islamic tradition as well as those belonging to traditions of other cultures that happened to influence the mind of Iqbal, positively or negatively.

Aims and objectives of the Academy as given in the Iqbal Academy Ordinance 1962, is as under:-

  1. To promote the study and understanding of the works of Iqbal;

  2. to institute scholarships and lectureships for furthering the study of the works and teachings of Iqbal;

  3. to publish books, pamphlets and periodicals relating to the said study;

  4. to award prizes, rewards and donations to authors who, in the opinion of the Academy, have made contributions to the study of the works and teachings of Iqbal, and to enter into contracts with authors in order to carry out the purposes of the Ordinance;

  5. to organize lectures, talks; discussions, study groups and conferences on Iqbal and to send delegates to conferences held in foreign countries for the study of Iqbal's works and teachings, or for any matter to which that study is relevant or by which it may be advanced or profited;

  6. to confer in the prescribed manner Fellowships on scholars who, in the opinion of the Academy, have made contributions to the study of the works and teachings of Iqbal;

  7. to co-operate with, or grant amalgamation or affiliation to, any other association established for a purpose similar to that of the Academy, whether the purpose of that other association is confined to the works and teachings of Iqbal or not; and

  8. to do such other acts and things as may further the aims and objects of the Academy.

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