AMK Advisory Board has two members from Lahore, Muzaffarabad 

February 8, 2012

Shall strengthen cross-LoC cultural and literary ties  

In a significant initiative to strengthen cross-LoC cultural and literary ties, Adbee Markaz Kamraz (AMK) nominated two prominent literary personalities of Muzaffarabad and Lahore for its Advisory Board. The decision was taken in an important meeting of the AMK Executive Council held at its head office in Sopore.

Prof Nusrat Nissar, HOD, Department of Kashmiri, University of Lahore and  Syed Altaf Andrabi, noted  poet and writer  of Muzaffarabad will be part of the 15-member Advisory Board,  the important consultative body of AMK comprising prominent literary personalities of the state. It  is constituted every three years to guide the organisation its its endeavors of promotion and preservation of Kashmiri language. For the first time the Advisory Board has been expanded from five to 15 members, with an aim to benefit from the scholarly advice of eminent literary personalities from all parts of the state. The other members of the newly-formed Advisory Board are Mohammad Yousuf Taing, Prof Mohammad Zaman Azurdah, Ghulam Nabi Gowhar,Prof Nasim Shifae, Brij Nath Betab, Wali Mohammad Aseer, Bashir Bhaderwahi, Dr Farooq Fayaz,Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, Ayaz Rasool Nazki, Shahbaz Rajourvi ,Ghulam Nabi Aatash and Dr Shafqat Altaf. “The inclusion of two prominent Kashmiri literary personalities in AMK Advisory Board from Lahore and Muzaffarabad  will not only  help in further promoting the Kashmiri language and literature, but also strengthen cultural and literary ties across the LoC,” AMK General Secretary Dr Shujaat Bukhari said.  He said that there was a good chunk of Kashmiri speaking people in Pakistan and the other part of Kashmir.

In yet another important decision, AMK Executive proposed to hold the “Annual Kashmiri Conference” in Poonch this year. “This will boost the literary and cultural bonding via Mughal Road,” the meeting observed.

Meanwhile, AMK expressed concern over the delay in releasing the grant –in- aid from  Cultural Academy and urged the government to take earnest steps to release the money.

The meeting was chaired by Senior Vice President Atiqa Banoo and attended among others by General Secretary Dr Shujaat Bukhari and noted poet Fayaz Tilgami.

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