Sharmila chairs meeting on 2nd International Sufi Conference

KARACHI: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Ms Sharmila Faruqui chaired a meeting regarding arrangements and preparations of the Second International Sufi Conference at Directorate Culture Karachi.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Abdul Kareem Solangi, Secretary Auqaf Department Riaz Ahmed, Director General Culture Manzoor Hussain Kanasro, Secretary Endowment Fund Trust Hameed Akhund, Director Mohatta Palace Nasreen Askari, Dean SMIU Dr Aurangzeb, Pro Vice Chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University Dr Noor Ahmed, Dr Aslam Pervaiz, Dr Ghulam Ali Allana, Dr Nawaz Ali Shouq, Shafeequr Rehman Paracha and Aslam Pervaiz Memon.

The meeting discussed the different issues and objectives for the 2nd International Sufi conference expected to be held in March 2016 at Karachi.

The DG Culture Manzoor Kanasro present an overview of last Sufi Conference held in October 2014 and asked about the recommendations, advice and proposals for the betterment of this event as compare to previous one.

Faruqui informed that Culture & Tourism Department is holding this conference at a time when law and order situation by the grace of Allah has been improved and stabilized.

She added that we need to mobilize youth in such events to promote the message of tolerance and peace. She acknowledged that mystic thoughts are need of time.

She informed that committee will formed for finalization of different segments, theme and guest participants and speakers not only from Pakistan but all over the world. Committee will meet on weekly basis to devise a policy and finalize the plans.

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