By Asif Saeed
The 2015 Mountain Forum concluded in village Passu of Gojal Valley. Hundreds of participants participated in the program being help by foreign experts who are working for conservation and promotion of local languages in the mountain regions.
The concluding program witnessed the presence of famous Wakhi artists, including Ali Qurban, Nazir Ahmed Bulbul and Saif Uddin. The artists entertained the audience with their poetries and songs.
“This forum should work for standardization of the Wakhi alphabets,” said Mr. Ali Qurban. “Every Wakhi artist and researcher is using a different standard and this is not good,” he added.
Other language activists and artists who attended the session included Waiz Aslam, Qazzi Muhammad, Shaid Akhter, Aman Ullah Khan, Ahmed Karim, Al waiz Nasir Karim, Muzafar Shimshali, Aman Ullah Saka Shimshal, Fazal Amin Baig, Haider Murad , Murad Shah, Fazal Rehman Shireen Saddo, Ismatullah Mushfiq and Mr. Zafar Iqbal.
The foreign experts would meet local people across Gojal and listen to their concerns about their language on Sunday.