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Pakistan Literature Night Held in Beijing
On the special invitation of Chinese government, Pakistan is participating in Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) as the Country of Honour to celebrate the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.
In this regard, Pakistan Literature Night was held in Beijing on 26 August 2021 as part of this year’s BIBF. Notable Pakistani and Chinese intellectuals and experts namely Amjad Islam Amjad, Dr. Arifa Syeda Zahra, Ata Turab, Professor Zhang Shixuan, Professor Tang Mengsheng and Professor Kong Julan participated in the event. The literature night was live telecast on official wechat and tiktok accounts of BIBF and was virtually attended by peoples from all walks of life.
Expressing their views during the event, Pakistani and Chinese intellectuals dilated on various aspects of Pakistan’s culture, history and literary traditions. They highlighted that as an ancient civilisation and a pluralistic and progressive society, Pakistan made notable contribution to the development of global art and literature. They also paid rich tribute to several Pakistani poets of Urdu, English and local languages for their services.
During the event, Pakistani and Chinese also expressed satisfaction at the steady development of literary and cultural ties between the two countries and agreed to further deepen their bilateral ties as envisaged by the leadership and peoples of two countries.
During the literature night, Associate Professor Zhang Jiamei and Professor Zhang Shixuan also briefed the audience about their respective books on Gandhara civilisation of Pakistan and translation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz poetry into Chinese language.
26 August 2021