By Said Rasool Betani
PESHAWAR: Afghan Ambassador Dr. Umer Zakhilwal has said Literary and Academic Personalities are joint icons of the Pakistan and Afghanistan people and their exemplary work are promoting Understanding, Peace and dialogue between two neighboring countries.
He was speaking at a joint Seminar aiming Culture and Academics that was organized with the collaboration of University of Peshawar” Pashto Academy “and Nangarhar University at Pashto Museum. Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omer Zakhilwal and Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Abid were the chief guests along this Mr Lal Bacha Azmoon Presidential advisor for social and academics affair, Dr Nasrullah Jan Wazir Director Pashto Academy and noted Politician Afrasiab Khattak were among the guests . Elder Peer Sufaid Shah Hamdard Founder of Pashto Daily Wahdat, Former Director Pashto Academy Dr Salma Shaheen, famous Drama writer Noor -Ul–Basher Naveed, Dr Abaseen Yousafzai Chairman of Pashto Department Islamia College University Peshawar and other well-known writers, scholars, poets including journalists and large capacity of university students attend the seminar.
Dr Nasrullah Jan Wazir Director Pashto Academy welcomed to all participants and said the purpose of the seminar is to establish the mutual understanding and collaborations between both Universities in field of literature and research mechanism. He added our consultative meetings are in progress and we will sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) soon.
Addressing to participants speakers said that Pashtuns Nation both side of the Durand line suffered a lot from terrorism and faced very difficult situations. They said it is terrible that Pashtun young generation are talking on social Media and making joke the great joint heroes and personalities. They urged that talks and dialogue culture should be promoted for the cause of unity, prosperity and development between two countries.
Afghan Ambassador Dr Omer, on the behalf of Afghan president Dr Ashraf Ghani, awarded 13 literary personalities including journalists with gold medals named as ‘Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan ‘ and paid tribute to their services.
Vice Chancellor Nangarhar University Babrak Mia Khail told to scribe that we are doing the efforts to sign the MOU with University Of Peshawar in various field to connect both universities students and faculty members. He maintained that this connection will help promote the comprehensive research culture among the students. He said our most of things are similar like religion, language and culture that’s why bilateral relations and co-operation is need of the day to defeat the hate culture between the Afghanistan and Pakistan People.