The Arts Council Karachi will be the venue for the 7th Urdu Conference starting from 16 October 2014. The event was officially announced by secretary of the Arts Council, Mr.Ahmed Shah at a press conference on Friday. A large number of notable personalities and scholars of Urdu are expected to attend the conference which will be a highlight of the finest Urdu literature from around the world.
Participants will be taking part from Iran, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, USA, Russia and the United Kingdom including famous Indian poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and renowned playwright Javed Siddiqui. Aprt from these personalities, Pakistani writers, poets and literarians wil present their works to the audience.
Interactive sessions and bilingual sessions have been introduced in the conference for the first time and are supposed to increase the interest of the audience and help them to know the writers and their works in a better way. Lifetime achievement Awards will be presented to distinguished writers, poets and senior artists at the conference and in future conferences, the outstanding works of Urdu literature will be acknowledged.Another highlight of the conference will be an international Mushaira and a music event.