‘Languages are a symbol of national unity’

The promotion and development of Pakistani languages is our first goal, says PAL Chairman Dr Yousuf Khushk


DNA January 29, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

A delegation of writers from Gilgit-Baltistan, Faisalabad, Talagang and Islamabad met with Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman Dr Yousuf Khushk and discussed ways to promote Pakistani languages and other literary activities, a spokesperson shared on Thursday.

The chairman mentioned that the PAL was working for the promotion of literature in all regional languages.

"The promotion and development of Pakistani languages is our first goal," he said.

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“Pakistani languages are like a bouquet that includes culture, traditions, language, colours and fragrances of each region,” Dr Khushk exclaimed, adding that these languages were a symbol of our national unity.

He consulted the writers from Gilgit-Baltistan regarding the organising of ‘Bawa Johar Conference’ as well as the convening of an international conference on children's literature under the patronage of the PAL. He reiterated the importance of giving proper representation to writers of regional languages across the country in the quarterly ‘Adabiyat’ and bi-annual Pakistani Literature magazines.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2021.

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