PAL celebrated message of President and PM of Pak on Independence
By Our Correspondent
The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi in his message on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations of the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) said that August 14 is the most important day of our national life.
This day is the bearer of the identity of our existence in the world. In this context, it is commendable that the Pakistan Academy of Letters has organized various online events in connection with the Independence Day celebrations at its head office Islamabad as well as all the Regional offices Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Multan.
It is gratifying that these events are being attended by writers from all over the world, apart from the beloved homeland, whose thoughts, ideas and writings can be fully utilized by the readers and students of literature. We welcome these writers and scholars from home and abroad.
Specifically, he said that poets, writers and intellectuals are the minds of any society. Writings, thoughts and ideas of writers serve to guide the nation and promote peace, security, moreover, tolerance and collective progress, prosperity in the society.
History has shown that progress and prosperity have been achieved in the world by those nations who lit the candles of civilization and culture with the thoughts and knowledge of their poets, writers and intellectuals and promoted their heritage. Furthermore, it is our national duty to pass on our cultural heritage to future generations, and the role of intellectuals is of paramount importance.
However, he said that I congratulate Mr. Shafqat Mehmood, Minister for National Heritage and Culture Division, Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters and his colleagues. Moreover, for organizing these events on this occasion and performing national service. I pray for the organizers success.