New imperialistic narrative discussed at literary conference.

SAHIWAL -- Speakers at a two-day conference underscore the need to come out of the shackles of exploitation by the world organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The international literary and cultural conference concluded at the Sahiwal Arts Council on Thursday afternoon. The main theme was 'Urdu Literature, Cultural Identity and Modern Imperialistic Narrative'.

Scholars from the USA, Iran, Turkey and across Pakistan participated in the conference organised by the Sahiwal Arts Council in collaboration with the University of Sahiwal and the Arid University sub-campus.

The speakers were of the view that literature is left with little power to resist against imperialistic narrative being propagated, designed and popularised under the ambit of world's most powerful economic institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Moving back to cultural roots for identity, they say, is the only way to attain power because nations have lost intellectual capacity to show resistance against ongoing...

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