Int’l Urdu Conference to kick off tomorrow

Staff Reporter

KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi will be held from November 22 to November 25, announced by the President, Arts Council Ahmed Shah at a Press conference here Tuesday.

He said that the Arts Council is organizing this 11th International Urdu Conference from November 22 to 25 at the Arts Council of Pakistan in which leading intellectuals, researchers, and writers from the world including India, USA, China, and UK will participate. It is an honor for the management of Arts council and the citizens of the Karachi that Urdu Conference is being held for the last eleven years.

He said: “11th international Urdu Conference will review literature culture, music, poetry, painting, dance, drama, education, Pakistani languages, journalism, film and what we have been done in other fields will be discussed. He said that we started international Urdu conference eleven years ago, so many announcements had been seen till then, but it was always impossible to follow it. I was lucky that it was started by me and today whole Urdu World is acknowledging the Urdu Conference. We accommodate the artists, writers, poets and all the people from different fields of creativity and today Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi is the center of these kinds of creative activities. These literary conferences, music festivals and other programs safeguard our cultural heritage.”

The conference is likely to be attended by the prominent writers and scholars around the world including DR Shamim Hanafi, Zohra Nigah, Asad Muhammad Khan, Zia Mohyeddin, Amar Jalil, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Masood Azhar, Tang Mang Shang from China, Kishwar Naheed, Fahmida Riaz, Iftikhar Arif, Raza Ali Abadi from London, Pirzada Qasim, Zahida Hina, Arif Naqvi, Amina Syed, Fatima Hassan, Anwar Maqsood, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh from USA, Arif Naqvi from Germany, Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim from Egypt, and Simon Shah from Paris.

Ahmed Shah was accompanied by Prof Ejaz Ahmed Farooqui Secretary Arts Council, literary person Haseena Moin, and Talat Hussain.

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