Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Conference on Faiz begins

A three day International Conference on Faiz Ahmed Faiz was launched at the Karachi University Arts Auditorium with the aim to explore the dynamic aspects of the life and ideology of Faiz Ahmed Faiz as Pakistan marks the centennial celebrations of the subcontinent’s renowned poet.

The Faiz Ahmed Faiz International Conference has been organized by the Pakistan Studies Centre, University of Karachi; the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research; and the Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi. The Conference spanning three days is based on multiple events. The inaugural session at the Karachi University was presided over by Dr Peerzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi said universities have a role in stirring debates, raising questions and then serving as intellectual platforms for serious dialogue on issues that matter to a society. The International Conference on Faiz is a similar initiative aiming to raise debate on the various aspects of Faiz’s work and ideology.

Full report here Pakistan Observer

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