Celebrations of Gul Khan Naseer

Chief Minister and Governor of Balochistan praise the life and achievements of poet Gul Khan Naseer at a two-day international seminar in Quetta.

gul-khan-naseerGul Khan Naseer, a notable poet who wrote in Balochi, Brahvi and Urdu, authored many books on history and collections of poetry. He passed away in in 1983.

In commemorating Naseer’s achievements, Balochistan’s Department of Culture Tourism and Archives held an international seminar from December 5-6 at the Serina Hotel in Quetta, Balochistan. The year 2014 has been declared the year of Gul Khan Nasser by the Balochistan government.

This international seminar consisted of an inaugural session, five plenary sessions and a concluding session. Guests attending the program included Dr. Malik Baloch, chief minister, Governor Muhammad Khan Achkazai and Mir Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani, minster of culture, tourism, archives and sports.

International guests included Abdul Sattar Purdely, an author and researcher from Kabul, Abdul Ghafoor Liwal, director of the regional study center of Afghanistan, Muhammad Sherdilow, research scholar from Turkmenistan and Kazuyuki Murayama, lecturer at Wako University and Chuo University in Tokyo.

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Aziz Ejaz is a freelance writer, columnist and a poet. He contributes to the Balochistan Point and is subeditor at the Monthly Bolan Voice. Read other articles by Aziz.

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