[lg policy] Pakistan: PPP to hold string of seminars on culture and literature

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 10:19:08 EST 2018

 PPP to hold string of seminars on culture and literature

February 24, 2018

*LAHORE:* Fakhar Zaman, president of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
cultural wing, has announced holding of ten seminars on culture and
literature starting early next month. The announcement was made after a
meeting of the central wing of the party. Zaman said that they would hold
seminars and symposia in all provinces whereas first few would be held in
Lahore. Tariq Khurshid, former Bait-ul-Mal managing director and PPP
stalwart, who is secretary general of cultural wing, will be the
coordinator. The seminars would be held on a wide range of topics,
including Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (the cultural hero), cultural policy of
Benazir Bhutto’s governments, literature written during military dictator
Zia’s regime, poetry and articles written on Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom,
women empowerment during PPP governments, ZA Bhutto as a writer, Bilawal
Bhutto (symbol of youths aspiration), PPP and Sufism in Sind, PPP language
policy and peace initiatives. High profile scholars, writers,
intellectuals, educationists, linguists, media persons and journalists will
speak and read papers. Efforts will be made to invite scholars from abroad.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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