LAHORE - Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies arranged a consultative meeting yesterday, in collaboration with the Danish Center for Culture and Development (CKU).

The meeting focused on research study on the analysis of linkages between art, culture, peace, sustainable development and reconciliation in Pakistan.

The team from CKU including Ammara Durrani and Muhammad Ejaz and from Dr Zakria, Dr Rubeena, Safdar Abbas, Shawaiz, Dr Alia, Asma Zafar, Shermeen Bano, Iqra, participated on behalf of the university.

Experts from all walks of life including parliamentarians, senior bureaucrats, journalists, lawyers, academicians, and art and culture activists also attended the meeting.

The participants held that over the years we have undermined our local culture, which created discrimination and violence in society. Because of non-appreciation of art and culture, our creative industry could not grow, they maintained. The meeting ended with a consensus over promoting indigenous art and culture to create social harmony and sustainable development.

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