Pakistan’ Punjab government on Tuesday removed the statue of poet Allama Iqbal after facing backlash on social media.
Lahore’s Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) announced Tuesday that the sculpture of the poet will be taken down and reinstalled after improvements are made to it.
Nadia Tufail, the spokesperson of the park located in the city’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area, spoke to The News to confirm that the sculpture is being removed and will be put up again after necessary improvements.
A picture was shared on Twitter by a person, showing a group of workers uprooting the boundary fence surrounding the sculpture.
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.