December 1, 2021

UNESCO agrees  to include poetry of  Bhittai in World Heritage literature 

government of Pakistan has to write a letter to UNESCO on behalf of the Pakistan government as a recommendation for Sindh's proposals

UNESCO agrees  to include poetry of  Bhittai in World Heritage literature

KARACHI Aug 10,2021- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has accepted a proposal to include the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai in the world literature as a World Heritage.

Sindh minister for culture and education Syed Saradr Ali Shah said in an interview that besides this, the proposal to include Sindhi Ajrak and earthenware Bornindo in the World Heritage List is also on the agenda of the next UNESCO meeting.

He said that the Sindh Culture Department has written to the federal government asking the central government to write a letter to UNESCO.

According to Sardar Shah, Minister for Culture and Tourism, the federal government of Pakistan has to write a letter to UNESCO on behalf of the Pakistan government as a recommendation for Sindh’s proposals at the UNESCO meeting on World Heritage.

Sardar Shah said that the provincial government has sent a memorandum to the federal government for Shah Jo Risalo but the federal government has not yet written to UNESCO.

In this regard, Culture Minister Sardar Shah said that he has personally telephoned Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood on this issue and will contact him again.

He said that UNESCO has accepted our suggestions and has recognized Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai as a world poet. Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s poetry has been translated into Arabic and Persian and will now be translated into Chinese.

He said the UNESCO meeting in Paris had been postponed due to the coronavirus. The agenda of the meeting includes declaring Shah Latif a world poet, for which the recommendation of the Federal Government of Pakistan is necessary.