Just when you thought everything is going great, summer breeze feels lovelier than ever, and your grades are getting better (or are they?), a strange sculpture of Allama Iqbal has left Pakistanis with a lot of questions and self-reflections.
Recently, a new sculpture of Allama Iqbal was unveiled at Gulshan Park Lahore and it is getting a lot of attention on social media, but for all the wrong reasons. When the photos appeared on Twitter, it made netizens furious and if you are wondering what is going on, take a look at these photos.
Apparently, netizens are disappointed at the ‘bizarre’ move. They are questioning the authorities that how was a statue like this placed at a park. Besides, it doesn’t resemble the Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa poet at all. Some are considering it as a mockery on the Poet of the East and are asking the authorities to remove it as soon as possible.
Iqabl's sculpture in Gulshan-e-iqbal Lahore, there is nothing wrong about the sculpture except the part that it doesn't really look like Iqbal pic.twitter.com/zuNyrvXrmB
— Laila (@Laila_Taariq) February 1, 2021
But the truth is, it was not a commissioned piece of art. In fact, a group of gardeners at the park made this statue out of their love for Allama Iqbal.
This #AllamaIqbal’s sculpture Is Made By Gardners Of This Park They Are Not Professionals.
— Libra (@Ameer_libra) February 2, 2021
Nonetheless, Twitter is in a fury and netizens are demanding the authorities to remove it from the public place. Let’s take a look at these reactions.
— MUNIB HAMID (@MunibHamid) February 2, 2021
اج تو علامہ اقبال کی روح بھی کانپ گئ ہوگی
— DEFENDER (@tariqeagleyes) February 2, 2021
What a disappointing artist who ventured this task! Can someone from @GovtofPakistan or @GovtofPunjabPK look into it! Stern action is also required against those who approved this pathetic display of unprofessionalism>
— Hassan (@jassanjim) February 2, 2021
Mere khiyal ma ye Allama Saheb ka tawheen ha
— Ohe PaGaL (@Fazalkk4) February 2, 2021
Are u making Fun of Iqbal …. pathetic work. From no where it gives looks of Our Great Poet
— Irfan Hanif (@IrfanHa85544356) February 2, 2021
اس مجسمہ ساز کو اسی دیوار میں ساتھ چھن دیا جائے انار کلی کی طرح 😅
— mhtoori (@muzamil_toori) February 2, 2021
Sorry to say it resembles more with any sculpture of Mohan Jo Daro than Allama Iqbal ..
— Khalid M. (@KM778716) February 2, 2021
Such a sorry display of art; should be improved or removed immediately!
— brainiac (@AKhan1111111) February 2, 2021