Ja­pan em­bassy or­ga­nizes Haiku recital

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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.

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