Karachi Literature Festival

8th Karachi Literature Festival kicked off at Beach Luxury Hotel on February 10. The three days festival has lined up sessions from intellectuals, writers, singers and many literary heavyweights.

The literary festival that was attended by more than 175000 individuals in 2016, didn’t leave any topic crucial to any social scenario of Pakistan on the first day of inauguration this year. Having a bird’s eye view on first day sessions of this literary festival reveals that everything relating to country’s core problems became a part of it starting from the political crises to maltreatment of history in syllabus books and music to impacts of climate change, inauguration day left food for thought for the audience.

Here are the highlights of eminent parts of first day sessions that made to the social media

Address by the famous historian Ayesha Jalal who was a keynote speaker at the first day.

Opening session keynote speech by the legend Mustansar Hussain Tarar

Dr. Pervaiz Hoodboy addressed the session on the issue of climate change, highlighting the biggest problem that Pakistan would face after ten years.

Politician and author Nafisa Shah launched her book, No Honour in Honour Killing.

This Mobile Oxford Library is what amassed attention throughout the inauguration day, a unique thing indeed.

Perhaps, the most excellent thing at the Karachi Literature Festival’s first day was this Kathak dance.

Last year in November art and literature fans were overwhelmed by the Sindh Literature Festival that was more specific in nature. In Karachi Literature festival that would continue for three days, we are likely to experience every bit from Pakistan’s cultural and literary scenario.


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