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Minar-e-Pakistan to turn pink for cancer awareness

Minar-e-Pakistan to turn pink for cancer awareness

LAHORE: City’s most significant monument, the Minar-e-Pakistan, will lit up dark skies with pink hues on 25th in celebration of the breast cancer awareness month, October.

As the month is marked as “PINKtober” – the Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the historic minaret will turn pink to draw attention and create awareness among citizens for early detection of breast cancer and in solidarity with the survivors.

Pink Ribbon Campaign and Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), in a joint venture, will carry on the illuminations on Sunday. The day has been marked as International Mammogram Day.

The pink lights will be turned on in the evening and the ceremony will held at 6 pm.

This initiative is in accordance with international support for ‘PINKtober’, during which famous historic monuments and other buildings of the world such as Empire State (New York), White House (Washington DC, USA), Eiffel Tower (Paris, France) and Sydney Opera House (Australia) will also be turned pink on the same day.

Moot on freedom of expression: Punjab University, Institute of Communication studies is organising a three-day International Conference on ‘Freedom of Expression: Glocal Politics of Emotions’ from 2nd to 4th November 2015.

More than 50 delegates would participate and over 47 research papers will be presented at conference at a local hotel. Participants from nine countries are going to take part which includes US, UK, India, China, Norway, Algeria, Brazil and Nigeria. As many as 47 research papers will be presented and to be read by nine international researchers and 38 national researchers.

Along with them five international and nine national key note speakers are going to address.
Among the International key note speakers Dr.MA Siddiqui from US, Prof. Dr. Christian Clifford from US, Dr. Elizabeth Eidi from Norway, Dr. FrenendoResende from Brazil and Yuone Ridley from UK are going to be present. From the national keynote speakers MujeeburRehmanShami, JavedJabbar, Hassan Murad, Dr. ZahidMunir Amir, Dr. M. Naseem, Dr. Ayesha Laghari, Dr. SajjadNaseer, Dr. Ahmed Bilal Sufi and MunawarA. Anees will be present.

On the first day of the conference, after the inaugural session 22 research papers will be read while 14 research papers will be read on the 2nd day followed by 11 research papers on the 3rd and final day.

A Sufi night and a dinner is planned on the final day of the conference in which Ali Hassan Sonu and Ma’arfat Sufi Band will perform.

The Nation

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