Allama Iqbal sculpture in Lahore’s park draws public attention for all the wrong reasons

Allama Iqbal sculpture in Lahore’s park draws public attention for all the wrong reasons Allama Iqbal sculpture in Lahore’s park draws public attention for all the wrong reasons

Lahore: A large sculpture of national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal installed at a Lahore Park has drawn humour and criticism from people on social media.

Recently, someone spotted a statue of Allama Iqbal in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park of Lahore and posted its pictures on social media.

What made the sculpture an interesting subject was the fact that it did not appear to resemble the man himself.

 “There’s nothing wrong in this but it doesn’t look like Allama Iqbal,” Laila Tariq pointed out.

 

People were quick to notice this interesting sculpture and the post went viral on social media within few hours.

Some were offended, some trolled, while majority demanded the concerned authorities to replace it as soon as possible.

 

However, it was later reported that the sculpture was made in good faith by the park’s gardeners as a tribute to the national poet.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also took notice of the incident and sought a report from the Directorate General Parks and Horticulture Authority (DG PHA)

A comprehensive inquiry should be held to identify responsible people and disciplinary action should be taken against them,” he said.

 

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