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11th Urdu Conference opens at Arts Council

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KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference commenced on Thursday at Arts Council of Pakistan with an opening address by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The CM claimed that Karachi is the largest city of Urdu speaking people. “It [Urdu] is the language of love and fraternity. It has the ability to remove the communication barriers […]

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11th Urdu Conference begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan will be held from November 22 to November 25. Following their yearly protocol, leading intellectuals, poets, researchers and writers from the world, including India, US, China, and the United Kingdom (UK) will participate in this mega event to be held in Karachi Arts […]

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‘Intolerance has throttled expression’

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LAHORE: “In a society that accepts extremism as its identity, how can anyone exercise freedom of speech or expression?” Columnist Saleem Raaz said, “How can writers find the courage to challenge such ideas?” The second session of the concluding day of the Second International Urdu Conference was themed Chaos in the Pakistani Society and the […]

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Take Urdu script to the internet

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LAHORE: “The Urdu language might just fizzle out in the next 50 years if we don’t take solid steps to promote the language via technology and the internet,” Dr Atash Durrani, a linguist, said at the inaugural session of the Second International Urdu Conference which opened at the Avari Hotel on Saturday. The theme for […]

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