Iqbal Academy Pakistan
Iqbal Academy Pakistan is a statutory body
of the Government of Pakistan, established through the Iqbal Academy Ordinance No. XXVI of 1962, as a center of excellence for Iqbal Studies. The aims and objectives of the Academy are to promote and disseminate the study and understanding of the works and teachings of Allama Iqbal.
In order to translate its objectives into action the Iqbal Academy undertakes measures such as: Publication program; IT Projects; Outreach activities; Iqbal Award Program; Website; Research and Compilation; Audio-video; Multimedia; Archive Projects as well as Exhibitions, Conferences; Seminars; Projection Abroad; Research Guidance; Academic Assistance; Donations and Library Services etc.
Iqbal Academy Library is one of the oldest and the richest libraries in the world that have specialized in Iqbal Studies. Its collection of books on Iqbal studies and allied subjects cover the major International languages as also the regional languages of Pakistan. The back files of important and rare Periodicals augment book holdings. It not only provides academic logistics support to the research projects of the Academy but also extends research and reference facilities to a large number of students, teachers and Iqbal scholars every year.
Iqbal Academy Pakistan has lately focused
on the field of information technology making pioneering efforts by developing the first True Multilingual Library software ( Kitabdar for windows) and its detailed website www.allamaiqbal.com
. Iqbal Academy has also released several multimedia, research, audio, video (14+) CDs on the event of Iqbal Year. Continuing this tradition of promoting the national language IQBAL ACADEMY PAKISTAN has launched yet another unique project , the Iqbal Urdu Cyber Library. With the help of this library Urdu lovers everywhere can read Urdu books while sitting in their home.