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A two-day “All South Punjab Literary Festival” commenced on May 2, 2019 which literary figures from across the region participated. The event was organized jointly by Inter Universities Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences, Literary Organizations, Radio Pakistan, National Book Foundation and Multan Tea House. The literary festival held in Baha Uddin Zakariya University, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture and Women University in different sessions. Addressing a press conference, organizers including Zain Baloch (Cornelian organization), Muhammad Ahmer Hasan (IUCPSS), Shakir Hussain Shakir (Columnist), Dr Amanullah (DSA BZU) informed that various programmes including seminars, dialogues, debates, poetry conference, folk music, declamation contest, documentaries on south Punjab, traditional cuisines and cultural programmes would be arranged to entertain the masses. Known artists including Asghar Nadeem Syed, columnist Dr Najeeb Kamal, poet Abbas Tabish, Ali AkbarNatiq and many others join the festival. The organizers informed the main objective of the event was to promote literary, social and cultural values. The event plays an important role against the menace of extremism. There is a unique and historic culture in the region which would be introduced in amicable way. Similarly, the event offered opportunities to emerging writers, poets and literary persons to nurture their talent and potential further. A well know national musical band also performed in the closing ceremony.