The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has done a commendable job by publishing 30 books and organizing 75 programmes in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan thus inspiring the young generation with the epic struggle their ancestors carried forward for the sake of their motherland.
These views were expressed by Prof Sehr Ansari while addressing a ceremony in connection with the Diamond Jubilee (75th anniversary) of the Independence of Pakistan at the PAL’s Sindh office.
On the occasion, five books—‘Urdu Nasri Nazm (1947-ta haal)’, ‘Adbiyat-e-Sindh Khusoosi Diamond Jubilee Number,’ ‘Pakistan mai Urdu Novel (1947-ta haal),’ ‘Sindh Adab ki Tareekh (1947-ta haal),’ and An Anthology of the translation of the works of under-50-year old short story writers titled ‘Blooming Buds.’ The last book was launched at the Pakistan-American Cultural Centre Karachi.
Sehr Ansari was presiding over the ceremony. Among the noted literary figures that participated in the ceremony included Prof Anwr Sun Roy, Prof Saleem Memon, Azra Abbas, Mubeen Mirza and Dr Shabbir Mehrani.
Dr Ambreen Haseeb Amber conducted the proceedings of the ceremony.
The speakers congratulated PAL Chairman Dr Yousuf Khushk for reviving the literary and cultural outlook of the academy. The academy is taking forward a cause i.e. of promoting the rich literary work in national and regional languages of Pakistan and the chairman of the academy and his team should be given credit for this, they said.
In his vote of thanks, Dr Yousuf Khushk expressed his gratitude to the speakers for recognizing his efforts. We are trying to not only promote but also preserve literary works of our writers and poets so that our youths could be well-acquainted with them, he said. He said his task would never have been completed had he not enjoyed the support of his team, the senior poets and writers who have been generous in lending help to the academy in its endeavours.