Karachi(Cliff News)The 11th International Urdu Conference organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi will be held from November 22 to November 25, announced president of the council Ahmed Shah at a press conference on Tuesday. He informed that the arts council will organize the 11th International Urdu Conference from the November 22 to 25 at the Arts Council of Pakistan in which leading intellectuals, researchers, and writers from the world including India, USA, China, and UK will participate. It is an honor for the management of arts council and the citizens of the Karachi that Urdu Conference is being held for the last eleven years. 11th international Urdu Conference will be reviewed literature culture, music, poetry, painting, dance, drama, education, Pakistani languages, journalism, film and what we have been done in other fields will be discussed. He was addressing the press conference at arts council of Pakistan on Tuesday Afternoons. He said that we started international Urdu conference eleven years ago, so many announcements had been seen till then, but it was always impossible to follow it. I was lucky that it was started by me and today whole Urdu World is Acknowledging the Urdu Conference. We accommodate the artists, writers, poets and all the people from different fields of creativity and today Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi is the center of these kinds of activities. We have first initiated this event and from then many conferences and festivals started in Karachi. Through the help of these literary conferences, music festivals and other programs to protect our cultural heritage, we are successful with the help of God and today we are here in front of you with the 11th international Urdu conference where literary, social and cultural activities will be restored. The conference is being attended by the prominent writers and scholars around the world including DR Shamim Hanafi, Zohra Nigah, Asad Muhammad Khan, Zia Mohyeddin, Amar Jalil, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Masood Azhar, Tang Mang Shang from China, Kishwar Naheed, Fahmida Riaz, Iftikhar Arif, Raza Ali Abadi from London, Pirzada Qasim, Zahida Hina, Arif Naqvi, Amina Syed, Fatima Hassan, Anwar Maqsood, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh from USA, Arif Naqvi from Germany, Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim from Egypt, and Simon Shah from Paris. He expressed his views during the inaugural press conference of Urdu conference at the Akbar hall of Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. He was accompanied by Prof Ejaz Ahmed Farooqui secretary arts council, literary person Haseena Moin, and Talat Hussain. He added that the role of media is very important in the world as a brand it was hard in the first conference to call the intellectual from the world but today the leading intellectuals and researchers are contacting themselves as they know the history of the conference that is the reason double number of people attending conference every year. We also are pleased that 11 years ago when we started the conference, it was the first ever conference of Pakistan in Pakistan, and today there are conferences in different cities of Pakistan and we understand that this is one of our success and the Urdu Conference of Art Council is indefinite. This year the conference will continue for 4 days till 25th November. He said that Urdu has no contradiction with the other languages of Pakistan, but all these languages are close. People of Karachi own Urdu Conference and it is a reason for the success of Urdu Conference. On initial session, Arts Council will pay a tribute to renown poet Jaun Elia and Anwar Maqsood will read a letter he received from Jaun Elia. Zia Mohyeddin will recite the poetry of four famous poets Mira Ji, Iqbal, Rashid, and Faiz. 11th international Urdu conference will include sessions on education, Art, Theater, Poetry, Fiction, Journalism, Digital Cyberspace, TV, Film, Translations, and the other discussions including the presentations of research papers on Urdu. President Arts Council of Pakistan Muhammad Ahmed Shah announces that 2nd Life Time Achievement Awards from Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi will go to Zia Mohyeddin for his work for film and TV.