Independence Day Celebrations: PAL to organize programs on various literary topics


Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has organized “Independence Day Celebrations” programs on various literary topics. The event will be held from 10 to 16 August 2020 under the theme “Independence Day Celebration”. Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training and National Heritage & Culture Shafqat Mahmood will inaugurate the celebrations on August 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm in the PAL Conference Hall. This was stated by PAL Chairman Dr. Yousuf Khushk in a media briefing.
He said that in the Independence Day celebrations, PAL would hold various programs in headquarter, Islamabad and all regional offices. In the Independence Day celebrations, 228 writers from Pakistan and poets and scholars from 17 other countries will participate in 21 different online events. This will be the longest literary celebration of PAL so far in connection with Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations.
Elaborating on the events, Dr. Yousuf Khushk said that the main theme of the events was “Tehreek-e-Pakistan, Tashkeel, Takmeel-e-Pakistan and Ahl-e-Qalam”. Authors, intellectuals and poets of all Pakistani languages have been invited to these celebrations.
Chairman PAL said that events will be online from 10 to 16 August 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be three events a day. Sub-themes of these programs include “The Role of Journalism in Tehreek-e-Pakistan”, “Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Pashto Literature”, “Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Sindhi Literature”, “Tehreek-e-Azadi and Punjabi Literature”, “The Concept of Imagination” (Discussion), “Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Balochi Literature”, “Freedom and Narrative of Urdu Novel”, “Women Writers and Freedom of Homeland (Past and Present)”, “Patriotism in Brahui Literature”, “”Tehreek-e-Azadiand Seraiki” Literature”, “Pakistan Movement and Urdu Language and Literature “,” Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Kashmiri Literature “,” Tehreek-e-Azadi and Our Fiction “(talk),” World Poetry “,” Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Hindko Literature “,” The Role of Writers in freedom of Gilgit-Baltistan ” “Pakistani Literature in English”, “Tehreek-e-Azadi and Urdu Poetry”, “Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Urdu Poetry” (talk), “The Spirit of Independence in World Literature”, and “Tehreek-e-Pakistan and Literature of Other Pakistani languages” “Writers representing of all Pakistani languages will participate in these events.
(Tariq Shahid)