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Poem has a longer reach than bullet: Sindh CM.

KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim has said that a two-lined poem hits harder and deeper into the heart and soul of its readers and listeners than a bullet. Interestingly, a poem has longer and larger reach than a bullet.

"Therefore, our poets have to write against terrorism and terrorists and for the unity of our nation and to inculcate in them the spirit of humanity, brotherhood and fraternity."

This he said while addressing as chief guest at the inaugural session of a 3-day National Conference of Academy of Letters at Karachi Arts Council on Friday.

He said, "terrorism started from northern areas of the country and penetrated into other parts of the country. The worst affected city is Karachi. I salute Pakistan Army for conducting an effective operation in northern areas against terrorists. It has broken the

ack of terrorists. I have also given a free hand to our Law Enforcing Agencies in Sindh. The peace has returned to Sindh in general and to Karachi in particular," he said.

The Chief Minister further said that todays city of Karachi is much more better than the city of yesterday. "This has not been achieved in a wink of an eye but this peace cost the lives of our police and rangers jawans". he added.

Earlier, Chairman Academy of Letters Dr Qasim Bughio welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for chairing the programme.

He presented traditional ajrak, a set of books and a bouquet of flowers to the Chief Minister.

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Date:May 2, 2015
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