8th International Urdu Conference from Dec 8


KARACHI: The 8th International Urdu Conference will be organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi from 08 to 11 December 2015, said Council’s Secretary Ahmed Shah while addressing a press conference at Karachi Arts Council on Saturday.

Initiated by the Arts Council Karachi from 2008, Urdu Conference has been a regular annual feature eagerly awaited by the literary enthusiasts and cultural figures of the city. Shah said many scholars of Urdu from all over the world, especially from India, would take part in the moot. He said that visa had been issued to all those Indians willing to participate in moot.

Shah said the participants from other parts of the world belonging to Urdu language and literature would also attend the conference and present their papers. He said that the moot will also discuss the matters of award returning by the eminent personalities of India. He said along with Urdu literature, special session for the children literature will also be conducted in the three-day conference.

Karachi Arts Council’s Abadi (literature) Committee Chairperson, Haseena Mueen, while lauding the steps of council, said if people force to divert towards the literature, the Arts Council would help those guys to go ahead in the field of language and literature. She announced that the Arts Council is going to publish literary magazine in which the pieces of old and new poets had been published.

Arts Council Vice President Prof Sahar Ansari said that people want peace and comfort and such types of programs provide them activities and help enhance their acknowledgment. Arts Council President Aijaz Ahmed Farooqui also talked in the conference.