An international Seminar from marking the 100th birthday anniversary of Poet Gul Khan Naseer was held in Quetta on 5th and 6th December. This international seminar consisted of an inaugural session, five plenary sessions and a concluding session. Guests that attended the program include Chief Minister (CM) Dr. Malik Baloch, Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Tahir Bizenjo and Minster culture, tourism, Archives and Sports Mir Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani.
International guests participated in were; Abdul Sattar Purdely an eminent Intellectual, Author and Researcher from Kabul Afghanistan, Abdul Ghafoor Liwal, Director Regional Study Center of Afghanistan, Muhammad Sherdilow Research scholar from Turkmenistan and Kazuyuki Murayama Lecturer at Wako university and Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.
It was as usual the beginning of the tremendous Seminar has been initiated by a recitation of Holy Quran and Mir Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani Minster for culture, tourism, Archives and Sports welcomed the guests. Later on Abdul Hakeem Baloch and Sattar Purdely addressed the keynotes and Honorable CM and Chief Guest of the session Governor of Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai delivered their Speeches. Secretary for culture, tourism, Archives and Sports Aslam Shakir Baloch paid special heartfelt Thanks to the international and national guests and participants.
First Plenary session:
This was chaired by Munir Ahmed Badani, former Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan. In this session the speakers read their papers concerning Gum Khan Naseer’s life, poetry, researches and books regarding History and poetry. Speakers included Yar Jan Badini, Abdul Ghafoor Liwal, Dr. Saleem Kurd, Rahim Bakhsh Mehr, Allah Bakhsh Buzdar and Zahida Hina.
Second Plenary Session
This session was presided over by Vice Chancellor, University of Turbat Dr. Razzaq Sabir. The speakers who read their papers on literary contributions, poetry and role of women, political life, cultural aspects and legacy of Gul Khan Naseer were as follow; Dr. Wahid Buzdar, Muhmmad Sherdilow, Gul Muhammad, Majeed Asghar, Tahir Hakeem, Nasreen, Wahid Zaheer, Nizam-ud-din Nizamani, Waheed Amir, Ghulam Farooq Baloch, Ramzan Bammari and Zar Khan Baloch.
The first day of the seminar was accompanied by a musical concert which was hosted by Minster for culture, tourism, Archives and Sports..
Third Plenary Session
Mr. Majeed Asghar, Former Chief Editor Jang Quetta presided the assembly. As concerning with centenary of the great poet, intellectual, researcher and historian Gul Khan Nasser the speakers in this were, Ghafoor Shad, Zahida Raisi Raji, Rahat Malik, Salma Baloch, Amar Sindhu, Sakina Gaybaliya, Ahmed Iqbal Baloch and Munir Ahmed Badani.
Fourth Plenary session
Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Turbat Dr. Saboor Baloch was the chairperson of the session. This was decorated by the speakers, Zia Ur Rehman Baloch, Kazuyuki Murayama, Hameed Baloch, Jabbar Khattak and Ahmad Salim Khawaja.
Fifth Plenary session
In this concluding plenary session the chairperson was Abdul Hakeem Baloch, former chief Secretary Government of Balochistan. The speakers read the papers regarding Gul Khan Nasser were Zar Jan, Karim Tahil, Hamid Ali Baloch, Dr.Syed Javid Haider, Prof. Dr. Abdul Saboor Baloch, Yousuf Gichki, B.M Kuttey, Zahid Dashti and Mujahid Brelvi. All of the plenaries overviews have been taken by the Session’s Chairpersons at the conclusion of each.
This concluding session was initiated by the recitation of Holy Quran. In this session the reverend guest from Afghanistan Abdul Sattar Purdely read the message of Chairperson of Academy Of sciences. The chief guest of the session was Dr. Abdul Malik who addressed the seminar expressing his words as accordance with Gul Khan Nasser’s contributions and forum that launched such enormous programs commemorating the centenary of the everlasting poet. Minister and secretary of culture, tourism, Archives and Sports of Balochistan paid special thanks to both international and national participants of the international Seminar respectably. This outstanding Seminar concluded followed by Mushaira which was hosted by CM. Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch.
Published in The Balochistan Point on December 8, 2014