The annual Urs of Bulleh Shah, the Punjabi mystic poet, concluded yesterday in Kasur yesterday. Bulleh’s poetry reflected his rejection of orthodox hold of mullahs over Islam, the nexus between the clergy and the rulers and all the trappings of formal religion that created a gulf between man and his Creator. A common theme of his poetry is the pursuit of self-knowledge that is essential for the mystical union with the Beloved.
There is widespread consensus in Pakistan that the bureaucracy needs reform. However, focusing on the
PCIM and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) hosted a conversation, moderated by Raza