12th Aalmi Urdu Conference to commence in Karachi next month
With the aim of celebrating the national language, the 12th edition of Aalmi Urdu Conference (International Urdu Conference) is coming to the city of lights in December. Initiated in 2008, the conference focuses on Urdu literature, poetry, prose and plays, and just like previous years, it will be a four-day event that will showcase a fair share of arts and literature for attendees. “Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi is commemorating Pakistan’s 73rd year of Independence by observing it as the focal point of this year’s Aalmi Urdu Conference, which is going to be held from December 5 till December 8, 2019. The conference is designed while keeping in mind the 7th decade of our Independence,” reads the post on Karachi Arts Council’s official Facebook handle.
The upcoming 12th Aalmi Urdu Conference will feature over 150 delegates from 20 countries, along with 32 sessions on diverse forms of art such as film and TV. Moreover, there will be music and dance performances, book fairs, dasatangoi and mushairas as well as a photography exhibition that will look back on the 11 years of the conference.
Those who are expected to grace the four-day conference being held at the Karachi Arts Council include seasoned artist Zia Mohyeddin, legendary playwright Anwar Maqsood and Mustansar Hussain Tarrar to name a few.