Khurram Ali Shafiq's book "" awarded Rs. 5 Lacs and Gold Medal for best Urdu book written on Iqbal.
Lahore: Iqbal Academy Pakistan has announced the Presidential Iqbal Award for the best Urdu book written on Allama Iqbal in the year 2019. In a meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Education, National Heritage and Culture, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Khurram Ali Shafiq's book " " was awarded for the best book in Urdu language written in the year 2019. The recipient of Presidential Iqbal Award will be with a Gold Medal and cash prize of Rs. 500,000.
The meeting also decided on other administrative matters of Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Director Iqbal Academy Pakistan Prof. Dr. Baseera Ambreen briefed the Federal Minister about the role of Iqbal Academy regarding Iqbal Chairs abroad and the upcoming International Conference to be held in in April 2021. Apart from International participants, Iqbal Scholars, from all over the country will be invited to the International Iqbal Conference. Vice President Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Dr. Shahzad Qaiser, Chairman PAL, Prof. Yousaf Khushk, DG IRI, Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Kamran, Dr. Humaira Shahbaz, Federal Financial Advisor/Joint Secretary Raja Muhammad Akhtar Iqbal and Joint Secretary NH&C Division Mureed Rahimon also attended the meeting.
On the occasion, the Federal Minister for Education, National Heritage and Culture also inaugurated the sales point of Iqbal Academy Pakistan established in Aiwan-e-Iqbal. The Federal Minister appreciated the initiative and hoped that it will enhance the scope of Iqbal�s readership.