Pakistan: ‘Confusion over 9/11 has effects on literature’

Scholars here are sharply divided over the reality of 9/11 episode and that’s why there is conceptual confusion on how to respond to its after-effects, said Prof Tajuddin Tajwar of the Department of Urdu, University of Peshawar, here on Sunday.

malala“The worst thing in evaluating the impacts of 9/11 on Urdu poetry and even on our whole social life is that we are not completely aware of the details of the 9/11, rather deliberate confusion has befogged the minds of our writers and they have no unanimous view on the war on terror,” he said during his lecture on “Impact of 9/11 on Urdu literature” here at the Research Library, Peshawar.

He said: “even the granting of Noble Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai is not liked by common people in the KP/Fata and it is considered as a western trick against Islam. This is the result of our societal confusion about war on terror. The 9/11 has become a ‘metaphor of confusion’ and colossal money is being used for it by vested interests of neo-colonialism,” he commented.

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