Section 13 of the Iqbal Academy Ordinance provides that the Governing Body may, in the prescribed manner, appoint –
(a) scholars of outstanding eminence who have made significant contributions to the study of Iqbal, or
(b) distinguished persons who have rendered singular service concerning the aims and objects of the Academy,
to be Honorary Members of the Academy.
The Governing Body has approved the following rules for conferring the Honorary Membership of the Academy.
The Membership will be Honorary and no Membership Fee would be charged from the respective Member.
(1) The Membership will also be conferred upon Iqbal Scholars belonging to foreign countries.
(2) The Governing Body will decide upon the period of Membership. However, the initial period of Membership will be for one year provided the respective Member shows a keen interest in the dissemination of Iqbal Studies. Otherwise the Membership will be terminable by the Governing Body on the recommendation of the Director Iqbal Academy.
(3) The Honorary Member may also resign from his Membership.
(4) The Honorary Member shall not be eligible for election under sub-section (e) of Section17 of the Iqbal Academy Ordinance.