ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold an international conference on Pakistani languages in the third week of March to promote national integrity and cohesion.
AIOU Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Shahid Siddique said the varsity was a symbol of national integration with over 1.3 million enrolled students and 44 regional offices all over the country. The forthcoming event would push forward the university’s efforts to achieve this cherished goal, said Dr Siddiqui.
It would be the second such event to be held in the recent years that aimed to maintain national unity through language and literature. Academicians and researchers from various universities have been invited to deliberate on the topic ‘Colonial Literature and Pakistani languages’.
It would provide a platform to researchers and academicians to give their academic and intellectual input in connection with the development of language and literature as instruments of national unity. The event would be organised by AIOU’s Department of Pakistani Languages.