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The Multan Literary Festival was organized by Inter University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences at different places of Multan in 2017 and 2018 in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission, Baha Uddin Zakariya University Multan, National Book Foundation Pakistan, Radio Pakistan, Multan Tea House, Multan Arts Council, Academy of Letters Islamabad, Multan Chamber of Commerce, Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University Multan, University of Education Multan campus and other leading literary organizations based in the city. Dr Muqarrab Akbar said that the literary activity would attach youth with ancient art, culture and literature of Multan. He highlighted various segments of the programmes which were appreciated by the participants who assured their utmost cooperation in making the event a success. Dr Muqarrab Akbar said that the main objective of the event was to promote peace and tolerance among university youth by engaging them in literary activities and the bridging gap between academiaand literary organizations and there was a dire need to arrange such literary festivals for youth.