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PAL plans online literary activities, poetic sessions

By Our Correspondent
April 07, 2020

Islamabad: Amid the environment of physical distancing owing to the threat of coronavirus when there is a halt to all physical gatherings, Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has planned to continue its literary activities and sittings through online sessions.

PAL Chairman Dr. Yousuf Khushk is determined to continuing all the events without any halt but the mode of activities now be online sessions. He said that the difficult challenge of the epidemic is a new way of thinking which has opened up the resources, transformed human activities and we should take advantage of the technology available in this environment and stay in touch with each other.

To achieve this goal, PAL has decided to organize online literature as well as conducting various literary meetings and conferences nationally and internationally in online activities. He said that launching of the online ‘Umeed-e-Zeest Award’ by PAL is also a part of online activities during the days of lockdown. The poetry of ‘Umeed-e-Zeest’ Award is available on Pakistan Academy Letters website in Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Seraiki and other Pakistani languages from all over the country and abroad.