The 2nd Aalmi Urdu Conference at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi was graced by notable litterateurs from all over the world.
Most linguists expressed the very valid concern that the number of people who can write in Urdu was diminishing by the day. Guest speakers also probed the disconnect between a people and their language.
However many speakers shared the belief that like all languages. Urdu too must evolve and keep up with the times by being allowed to be more inclusive and accepting of a new, expanding vocabulary.