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Dr Faizi's book on languages and cultures launched

CHITRAL, Sept 11: A collection of newspaper columns on languages and cultures written by Dr Inayatullah Faizi was launched at a ceremony held at the local press club on Wednesday. The book, Zaban o Saqafat (Language and Culture) has been published by the Forum for Language Institute (FLI) Islamabad. The book contains Dr Faizi’s columns published in daily Jang, Mashriq and Aaj between 1977 and 2013. The columns pertained to the successive government’s’ work on the promotion of languages and cultures at the national level. It also highlight different events including seminars and symposiums held to discuss different languages and cultures in the country. The function was presided over by former Chitral tehsil nazim Amir Khan Amir while MNA Iftikharuddin was the chief guest. Those who spoke about the book included Prof Mumtaz Hussain, Gul Murad Khan Hasrat, Muhkamuddin, Zahiruddin and Shah Murad Baig. Fareed Ahmed Raza represented the FLI at the function and spoke about the work the institute has been doing for the promotion of languages in the country. The programme was moderated by young journalist, Mr Fakhre Alam. The MNA on the occasion said that he would be taking up the issue of the upgradation of Radio Pakistan Chitral. He said he would also approach departments concerned at the federal level to promote and preserve the culture of Chitral. A large number of people from different walks of life also attended the book-launching function.]]>

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