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April 17, 2018

Role of social media highlighted


April 17, 2018

Islamabad: Eminent writers and columnists on the concluding day of Literature conference at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held here highlighted the role of the social media in the society.

Those who attended the day’s deliberations included renowned writer,s Iftikhar Arif, Wajaht Masood, Zahida Hina, Manzar Naqvi, Fatima Hasan and Khurshid Nadeem. Welcoming the participants, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said that the university was playing its positive role in addressing the socio-economic issues of the society through academic, literary and social activities.

The literature conference was the part of Literature carnival that has been made an annual feature to promote role of literature and language in the society's reformation. The third-day’s activities included a sitting with famous fiction and story writer Zahida Hina, besides launching of two books ‘Chargh Zar’, written by Akhtar Usman and ‘Jo surat nazar aayee’ by Farooq Adil.

Deliberating upon the role of literature and the social media, the participants pointed out that it is the social responsibility of educational institutions to create awareness among the youth as how best they could use the social media for their education and proper brought up.

Literature, they said is inter-connected with the society’s overall growth and due to its wide-access, the social media has become more dominating. The social media is leaving

deep impact on the society, as its access is available to everyone who is free to express himself.

Authenticity and creditability of the contents appeared on face-book, twitter and websites are very important. There should be a code of conduct for this purpose, they emphasized. During the three-day of literature carnival, altogether there were eleven working sessions which were participated by eminent writers, columnists and books’ publishers from all over the country.

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