Govt removes Allama Iqbal Sculpture from lahore park after social media outrage. Park management remove Allama Iqbal Sculpture after it became the subject of controversy on Social Media.
sculpture was made by the park’s gardeners, expenses were incurred from their own pocket say PHA head Yasir Gillani.
The sculpture will be reinstalled after improvements are made to it, says parks management.
After an Allama Iqbal sculpture caused a hue and cry on social media, the city’s parks and horticulture Authority (PHA) announced Tuesday that it will be taken down and reinstalled after improvements are made to it.
After going viral on Social media, Iqbal’s structure is being uprooted,” he wrote.
Yasir Gillani, Chairman PHA, had earlier clarified that the statue had been built by the park’s gardeners out of their sheer love for Allama Iqbal.
This is prepared by Maalis at their own, they made it in sheer love for Iqbal and to pay homage for their heart. Authority didn’t approve or even paid a single penny for it.
“We will address it but can anyone see from maalis eye’s, their love and their Aqeedat,” he wrote.