Vice-Chancellor's Message

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is one of the leading Universities of Pakistan which harbors 15 faculties, 132 teaching departments, more than 2000 faculty members and 60,000 on-campus students enrolled in more than 300 degree programs. In almost all the global rankings it has attained prestigious positions. It has always been a torch-bearer not only of research and academics, but also of values and culture. This is indicative through its conduct of successful socio-cultural mega-events in the past.
In continuation of its tradition, the 2nd Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival-2022 (BLCF-2022) is to be staged at its Baghdad-ul-Jadeed and Abbasia Campuses. The event will bring together established and aspiring writers, avid and new readers to share and develop passion for books, art, poetry, and share cultural experiences.
You, along with your friends and family are cordially welcome to attend the astronomic cultural, artistic and architectural heritage offered through this event.
Looking forward...
Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob (TI)
Vice Chancellor

About The Event

The 2nd Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival-2022 (BLCF- 2022) is being held in a follow-up of 1st BLCF-2020 which had claimed National/ International accolades. The event is scheduled to be held from March 29 to April 01, 2022. It will be one of the most luminous assemblies of artists, literati, poets, authors, singers, social media activist and many other renowned performers from Bahawalpur as well as from across the country. The notables include Abid Ali, Amjad Islam Amjad, Anwar Masood, Arfa Sayeda Zahra, Asghar Nadeem, Iftikhar Arif, Farhan Ali, Farhat Abbas Shah, Khalid Masood, Mahira Khan, Mushaal Hussein Mullick, Rahat Multanikar, Syed Tabish Alwari, Sohail Waraich, Sanam Marvi, Sultan Ahmed Ali, Tauqeer Nasir, Yumna Zaidi, Waleed Iqbal and many more.
The event will host many events at Baghdad-Ul-Jadeed Campus and Abbasia Campus of IUB simultaneously, featuring Qiraat and Naat Competitions, all Pakistan Debate Competition, Talks of Famous Personalities on Literature, Art and Culture, Fine Art Competition, Books Launching, Drama/Theatrics, Folk/Instrumental Music, Sufi Night, Media Conclave, Qawali Night, Student Hour and Grand Mehfil-e-Mushaira. Furthermore, a Grand Book Exhibition, Industrial Expo, Flower Exhibition, Art Display and Food-Fest are also being organized.
The BCLF- 2022 is not merely a festival but an effort to inspire and enlighten our youth and literati with true essence of our culture. We feel proud in cordially inviting you and your family at this mega-event to enjoy, meet and mingle with your favorite famed personalities.
Focal Person
Shahzad Ahmed Khalid
(Director Press & Media Public Relations)

Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival 2022

THE STALWARTS

Patron-in-Chief

Engr. Prof. Dr.Athar Mahboob (TI)
Vice Chancellor, IUB

Chairperson

Syed Tabish Alwari (TI)
Ex-Parliamentarian, Poet, Writer

Patron

Hafiz Muhammad Younus
President BCCI
Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival 2022

EVENT SCHEDULE

DAY 1 (Tuesday, 29th March, 2022)


04:00PM -  Ghulam Muhammad Ghotvi Hall, Abbasia Campus, IUB
Book Launching Ceremony of "مزاحمت کریں گے ہم" Author Farhat Abbas Shah

Featured Guest:
Mr. Farhat Abbas Shah


06:00PM -   Sports Ground, Abbasia Campus, IUB (Entry with Ticket)
Sufi Night

Featured Guest: Ms. Sanam Marvi

DAY 2 (Wednesday, 30th March, 2022)


09:30AM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inaugural Ceremony

Chief Guests
Mr. Raja Yassir Humayun Sarfraz
Guests of Honour
Mr. Sohail Warraich
Mr. Touqeer Nasir
Stalwarts
Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob (T.I.)
Syed Tabish Alwari (T.I.)
Hafiz Muhammad Younus


11:00AM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Books Launch

1بے مثل ریاست کا شہر بے مثال Author Prof. Dr. Shahid Hassan Rizvi
2 خطہ بھاول پور کا مختسر، جغرافیائی، تاریخی، انتظامی اور ثقافتی جائزہ Author Prof. Dr. Aftab Hussain Gillani & Prod. Dr. Muhammad Tahir
3 دریائے آمو کے کنارے Author Dr. Ismat Durrani
4 صحرانورد Author Naseer Ahmad Nasir
5علم، عمل، زندگیAuthor Dr. Hassan Suhaib Murad (late)
6 کالم کہانی Author Riaz ul Haq Bhatti
7 کلاس روم Author Zafar Iqbal Sindhu
8 گل دستہ Author Prof. Dr. Shafique Ahmad


12:30AM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Ru Barru - رو برو A Session with Syed Tabish Alwari Ex-Parliamentarian, Literary Personality

01:00PM -   Parking, Infront of Main Cafeteria, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inauguration of Industrial Expo/Local Handicrafts Display

01:15PM -   Parking, Infront of Main Cafeteria, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inauguration of Book Festival

01:30PM -   Parking, Infront of Main Cafeteria, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inauguration of Flower Exhibition

01:45PM -   Ground, Infront of Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inauguration of Agricultural Expo

02:00PM -   Ground, Adjacent to Main Boulevard, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inauguration of Food Fest

Featured Guest: President Chamber


02:15PM -   Hakra Art Gallery, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inauguration of Fine Art Exhibition

02:30PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Qiraat and Naat Competition (Final Round)

Featured Guest: Mr. Qari Iqbal


03:30PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Ru Barru – رو برو Talk on “Culture & Drama”

Featured Guest: Mr. Mueen Ali


04:30PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Ru Barru – رو برو Talk on "اقدار اور روایات"

Featured Guest: Dr. Arfa Syeda Zahra


05:30PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Folk Instrumental / Cultural Performances, Dhool Dhamal

Featured Guests:
Ms. Rahat Bano Multanikar
Dhool Dhamal
Zeel Nagara
Cholistani Musicians Dachi Dance
Ghora Dance
Alghoza Nawaz
Cultural Jhoomar


08:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Theater/Drama Performance

Featured Guests:
Theater 21
Theater Sangat

DAY 3 (Thursday, 31st March, 2022)


10:00AM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Talk on "عشق مصطفی اور اقبال" All Pakistan Speech Competition (Final Round)

Featured Guests:
Mr. Farhan Ali
Prof. Dr. Saleem Mazhar
Mr. Sultan Ahmed Ali
Senator Waleed Iqbal


01:30PM -   Video Conference Room, Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Launching of Short Documentary “بارہواں کھلاڑی” on Iftikhar Arif

Featured Guests:
Ms. Aisha Akram
Ms. Amna Mufti
Mr. Iftikhar Arif
Mr. Syed Tabish Alwari


02:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Ru Barru – رو برو Exclusive Talk of Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) Vice Chancellor, IUB

Featured Guest: Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor, IUB


03:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Media Conclave on 75 Year مرکزِ یقین پاکستان

Featured Guests:
Mr. Abdul Rauf Khan
Mr. Abid Ali
Mr. Adeel Hashmi
Ms. Amna Mufti
Mr. Asghar Nadeem Syed
Mr. Ayub Khawar
Ms. Farzana Aqib
Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal
Mr. Mahboob Qadir
Ms. Mahira Khan
Mr. Mansoor Afaaq
Mr. Muhammad Asim Khichi
Ms. Mushaal Hussein Mullick
Mr. Nazeer Laghari
Ms. Rahat Bano Multanikar
Ms. Samina Baig
Mr. Sohail Warraich
Mr. Syed Ahmed Shah
Mr. Touqeer Nasir
Mr. Umer Bhutta
Ms. Yumna Zaidi
(Alphabetical Order)


06:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Book Launch 22 Log Author Mr. Sajjad Parvez

Featured Guests:
Ms. Amna Mufti
Mr. Iftikhar Arif
Mr. Muhammad Asim Khichi


07:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Grand Mehfil e Mushaira

Featured Guests:
Mr. Abbas Tabish
Dr. Akhtar Shumar
Mr. Amjad Islam Ajmad
Mr. Atta ul Haq Qasmi
Mr. Azhar Adeeb
Mr. Baba Najmi
Mr. Ifrikhar Arif
Dr. Kabir Athar
Mr. Mansoor Arif
Mr. Qamar Raza Shahzad
Mr. Syed Tabish Alwari
Mr. Tehzeeb Hafi
& Many more

DAY 4 (Friday, 1st April, 2022)


10:00AM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Students Day

05:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Sham e Mazah (مزاحیہ مشائرہ)

Featured Guests:
Mr. Anwar Masood
Dr. Ashfaq Wirq
Mr. Khalid Masood
Mr. Salman Gillani
Mr. Tahir Shaheer
Dr. Waheed uz Zaman


08:00PM -   Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Qawali Night

Featured Guest:
Mr. Sher Mian Dad