Karachi(Cliff News)The second day of International Urdu Conference at Arts Council of Pakistan started with the title “Urdu Poetry: Old a New Creative Dimensions”. The session was chaired by famous poet Iftikhar Arif, Imdad Hussain, Jazib Qurashi, Afzal Ahmed Syed and Basir Kazmi from the UK. Famous researcher, translator,and Prof from India Najma Rahmani read her paper “The contemporary Urdu poetry scene”. She said that modern generation has all the sense of modernism, Urdu Ghazal has come out from the 70’s time and it is changing tremendously. New poetry is coming up with the needs and demands of time. She added that Love and politics were the famous aspects of Urdu poetry and it now has new dimensions and now we have determined that we cannot separate poetry from the politics.Famous poet Tanveer Anjam read his paper on the title “Modern poetry and feminine sense”. He said that modernism is old now and the women have a different experience of life than men but taking both on the same level is a feminine sense. He added that in the last decade of the 18th century Zahid Khatoon Shervani was the first poetess of modern feminism, modern poetry has opened new doors for women, and they express their rebel through their poetry, Kishwar Naheed, Zehra Nigah is the representative of modern feminism in Urdu poetry, the famous poem of Kishwar Naheed “We sinful ladies” are highlighting this aspect. He further added that Fahmida Riaz stands alone in the Urdu Poetry.Famous poet and researcher Zia Ul Hassan presented his paper on “Effects of Ghalib on modern Ghazal”. He said that Iqbal takes a lot from the Ghalib and this led to Noon Meem Rashid in the Urdu poetry, Ahmed Afzal Syed was the last representative of Ghalib Poetry. Famous Critic Shadab Ahsani presented his paper on “Poetry and our society”. He said that English and Urdu literature has a great resemblance that both don’t have any country on their name However English was a language of Oppressors where Urdu was the language of convicted. He said that literature is being published in Pakistan, but it cannot be truly said as a Pakistani literature. Famous poet Saba Ikram presented his paper on “Some important names in the modern Urdu poem in Pakistan”. He said that many things have been changed since 60’s to present. We have many famous name in the Urdu poem including Saleem Rahaman, Kishwar Naheed, Ifzal Syed, Fahmida Riaz, Tanveer Anjum, Anwar San Roy, Syed Kashif Raza, Shabbir Nazim, Saleem Shahzad, Azra Abbas, Saadat Saeed, Saleem Aagah Qazlabash, Raees Farogh, Ali Muhammad Farshi, Mubeen Mirza, AyubKhawar, Iqtadar Javed, Sahar Ansari, Zahra Nigah, Pirzada Qasim Jazib Qurashi, Muslim Shamim and many others. Famous Poetess and writer Yasmeen presented her paper with the title “The concept of old and new dimensions of creative poetry”. She said it is impossible to cover the subject because the creativity is itself is a complex phenomenon. We need to see poem and Ghazal differently. Urdu poem is changing from the sensation to the reality.Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi hold a conference by York Shyer Literary Forum Award which was hosted by Ghazal Ansari, two lifetime achievement awards were presented to Yameen Akhtar and Bashir Murad the session was chaired by the award committee Ishtiaq Mir, Naseem ul Haq, Tasneem Hasan, Zaheer Ahmed, Basar Kazmi, Saman Shah,andFatimaHassan. The awards were presented by the famous broadcaster Raza Ali Abdi, He congratulated the president Arts Council of Pakistan Muhammad Ahmed Shah for 11th successful International Urdu Conference. Karachi: In the third session of the 2nd day of the 11th international Urdu conference, intellectuals from the Urdu fiction gathered on the stage for the Subject of “Urdu Fiction: Past Present and Future”. The session was chaired by Asad Muhammad Khan, Hasan Manzar, Mustansar Hussain Tarrar, Masoor Ashar, Aamir Hussain, Noor Zaheer, and Javed Ali. Daniyal Joseph talked about the “lost travelogue of women in Urdu”. He told to the audience that he is researching on the travelogue by women for the all times and he will come up with a great piece very soon. ZaibAzkar Hussain Talked about the “Fiction and session sense”. He said that social sense is a complex terminology and it depends upon the vision of the writer. Famous writer Akhlaq Ahmed Talked about “Urdu Short Stories after 9/11”. He said that Urdu short stories changed and it got a great change form the event, although Urdu fiction writers takes some time to come up with fiction on such a great event but still they accepted the change and now Urdu fiction has new dimensions and covering against the terror in the society where Khalid Mahmood Sanjrabi discussed on the “modern concerns of the Urdu short stories”. Renown writer Asif Furkhi presented his paper on the “Urdu Short Stories: after the symbols and abstract”. He said that Urdu has changed its dimensions with time and it accepted the change in the literature and society. He further added that Fahmida Riaz was not only a poetess but a great short story writer as well. She has written some great short stories while she was exiled to India. Muhammad Hameed Shahid talked about the “Modern Urdu Fiction and its style” where Aslam JamshadPuri talked about the “Modern Urdu short stories: Subject and problems”. He discussed the different aspect of Urdu short stories. Famous short story writer Mirza Hamid Baig talked about the “Urdu Fiction: Past, present,and Future”. He enlightens the history of Urdu Short stories and reveals that Prem Chand was not the first Urdu Short story writer but it’s happened 115 years ago with the short story of entitled “Naseer and Khadeeja”.