Gandhara Board literary moots next year

PESHAWAR - A literary, cultural and social welfare organisation, Gandhara Hindko Board, has chalked out a plan to hold a series of Hindko and Seraiki literary and cultural conferences next year apart from launching an extensive cultural research project.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the board convened in Peshawar. The chairman of the board and former chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi presided over the meeting. Among others, the gathering was attended by Ziauddin Siddiqui, Dr Adnan Gul, Dr Salahuddin, Khwaja Yawer Naseer, Muhammad Jan Aatif, Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, Sadia Ambareen,  Ahmad Nadeem Awan and Saeed Paras.
The participants were asked to put forward suggestions for carrying out the literary and cultural activities next year. In response to the proposals, it was decided that a Seraiki and Hindko conference would be arranged in February 2014 at Dera Ismail Khan, which will be attended by Seraiki literati from Dera Ismail Khan and Tank, apart from Hindko writers from other parts of the province where the language is spoken.

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