Last resident of great philosopher poet Allama Iqbal looking for visitors. Iranian has more affection and respect for great poet than Pakistani people, a museum attendant of Javaid Manzil, Muhammad Asif said. He added, political leaders or government members never visited Javaid Manzil, expect when they come sometime with foreign delegates.
In 1977, government bought it by Javaid Iqbal and handed over to Ministry of Culture, department of archaeology. His belongings were gifted to archaeology department by Javaid Iqbal and some other people. In 1984, Javaid Manzil was furnished by Japanese experts. In the museum, the belongings of Allama Iqbal was kept, as clothes, gloves, huqa, furniture, shoes, snaps and some hand written scripts of his different books and poems. There are also some books written on Allama Iqbal by different writers.
There in Public note book, a statement I’ve read “people says that today we need another Allama Sahib, my question to them have to you read whole literature written by Allama Sahib? Do you understand what he wanted to convey? Are you living your life according to the philosophy presented by Allama Sahib? If you do this then there is no need of another Allama Sahib and if you don’t please do it”.
A visitor said, government should establish an Allama Iqbal library in Javaid Manzil. There should keep all literature written by Allama Iqbal and the books written on him by different writers. Another visitor Zaheer Abbass said, it is the need of time to aware people with the philosophy life which is presented by great philosopher Allama Iqbal. He added government should make arrangements to translate the literary work of Allama Iqbal in easy Urdu so that every one can understand it easily. Zaheer further said, we taught new generation the activities of Allama Iqbal in their course books but we should teach them the message of great poet Iqbal for Muslim nation. This would be very beneficial for the Pakistani nation, he added.
Javaid Manzil is very important place for our nation. So government should do something for the further development of Javaid Manzil. Government should also make arrangements to spread the message of Iqbal in masses in easy Urdu language.
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