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Consultative meeting on art and culture at PU ISCS
Consultative meeting on art and culture at PU ISCS

LAHORE: (Saturday, May 14, 2016): Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, in collaboration with the Danish Center for Culture and Development (CKU) arranged a consultative meeting on “research study on the analysis of linkages between art, culture, peace, sustainable development and reconciliation in Pakistan” here on Saturday.

The team from CKU including Ammara Durrani and Muhammad Ejaz and from PU Dr. Zakria, Dr. Rubeena, Safdar Abbas, Shawaiz, Dr. Alia, Asma Zafar, Shermeen Bano, Iqra, and experts from all walks of life including parliamentarians, senior bureaucrats, journalists, lawyers, academicians, and art and culture activists attended the meeting. Participants argued that over the years we have undermined our local culture which created discrimination and violence in society. Because of non-appreciation of art and culture, our creative industry could not grow. The meeting ended with a consensus opinion that we should promote indigenous art and culture to create social harmony and sustainable development.