Japan embassy organizes Haiku recital
ISLAMABAD—The Embassy of Japan organized a recital of Urdu Haiku poetry titled ‘Haiku Mushaira’ at the premises of Pakistan Academy of Letters on Wednesday 18th May 2016. Eminent Pakistani haiku poets recited their precise but meaningful haikus and received deep applause from the audience.
The Embassy of Japan organized this event of haiku recital in collaboration with the Pakistan Haiku Society and Pakistan Academy of Letters. Mr. Naseem-e-Seher, President Pakistan Haiku Society, presided over the haiku mushaira. Ambassador Takashi Kurai was the chief guest while Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters Dr. M. Qasim Buhio was the guest of honor on the occasion.
The Embassy of Japan in cooperation with the Pakistan Haiku Society besides holding haiku recital has been organizing Urdu haiku training workshops in the educational institutions of the capital for young budding students to learn the art of Urdu haiku poetry. said Aliya Rashid, Director General (Awareness and Prevention) National Accountability Bureau (NAB). She was delivering a lecture on “Role of Women in Prevention of Corruption” here at the female campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)
She said that youth play a vital role in fighting corruption. With a focus on role of women and young girls in saying ‘No-to-Corruption,’ she advised young that it could be in many forms such as bribery, misuse of authority, nepotism, embezzlement, cheating and extortion. She also mentioned steps taken by National Accountability Bureau to curb corruption.
“Women power against corruption can change the destiny of our country” She emphasized. She added that since mothers have a major impact in bringing up children and their attitude, “Say No to Corruption” is intended to target young
Director Female Campus, International Islamic University, Dr. Samina Malik presenting university crest to DG NAB, Aliya Rashid.