ISLAMABAD (PR): A two day workshop on “Impact of Social Media on Urdu Short Story” commenced Monday at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) where historical background of Urdu short story, writing techniques, themes and impact of social media on it were discussed by the renowned experts.

The workshop is being jointly organized by Department of Urdu (Female) IIUI and University of Erfurt, Germany. On the first day speakers including Mrs. Bushra Malik from University of Erfurt, Head Urdu Dept Najiba Arif,, Dr. Sanahat Mushtaq, Dr. Humaira Ashfaq, Summaya Shad and Ms. Shadab delivered lectures on various topics.

“Social media can be a source of meaningful changes in the society as it is the most vital way to disseminate the voice for any objective” said Mrs. Bushra Malik who is attached to Urdu teaching in Germany and also head and originator of Young Women Writers Forum in Pakistan. She added that societies which face dissociation from literature and pen ultimately lose their social values. Mrs. Bushra also discussed Egypt revolution, role of social media in recent Scotland referendum and its role in women empowerment. She stressed upon the participants to deeply study the Urdu classical literature and lives of the writer while hoping it would be helpful for young writers to bring constructive literature in front of society.

Earlier, Najiba Arif apprised the participants regarding aims and objectives of the workshop and said renowned personalities have been invited in the workshop and it would be an immense opportunity for creative students to broaden their exposure.