The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has shown incredible performance by arranging a number of events for the promotion of Pakistani literature and literary activities during the past year 2019.
Over 500 books and journals have been published on Pakistani literature including mystic poetry translations from Pakistani literature and Encyclopedia of Pakistani Literature.
The PAL also published quarterly journal Adabiyat (Urdu) and bi-annual Pakistani Literature (English) and monthly newsletter Academy (Urdu).
As part of it’s efforts, PAL hold several seminars on the works of renowned authors and poets and references in memory of literary figures.
The PAL held seminars on sufi poets like Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Shah Hussain, Shah Latif Bhitayee, Sachal Sarmast, Khushal Khan Khattak, Rehman Baba, Jam Durrak, Mast Tawakli, Khawaja Fareed, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Shaikh Ayaz, Gul Khan Naseer and Mir Hamza Shanwari.
The academy had organized seminar on International Mother Tonge Day where senior writers, poets and scholars and general public participated in the events. The PAL held National Literary Awards to encourage the production of creative works and to promote artistic excellence and recognition of meritorious works.