First Adab Festival Pakistan All Set To Take Place

The first ever Adab Festival Pakistan is all set to be held on from the 1st of February to the 3rd of February at the Sindh Governor’s House

The first ever Adab Festival Pakistan is all set to be held on from the 1st of February to the 3rd of February at the Sindh Governor’s House, as announced by Ameena Saiyid OBE and Asif Farrukhi, at the launch press conference of AdabFest 2019 at the Karachi Press Club.

Ameena Saiyid speaking on the occasion said, “I am delighted to announce the first Adab Festival Pakistan in Karachi to celebrate authors, writings, artists, access to knowledge, and public spaces. Hope this becomes a movement across Pakistan.”

Talking about Pakistan’s historically rich and diverse literatures and cultures she said they have long been facing challenges, resulting in stifled diversity of expression and in stereotypes that are sometimes internalized.

According to Saiyid, at the Adab Festival Pakistan the audience will experience literature in diverse Pakistani languages, book launches, talks, interviews, discussions, mushairah and poetry sessions, a book fair, music, dance, theater, comedy, satire and film.

She said, “Over a hundred Pakistani and international authors, intellectuals, and media personalities will be participating in the festival.”

Co-founder Farrukhi speaking on the occasion said, “We want to highlight and celebrate the depth and diversity of Pakistan’s many languages and literary traditions. Our literature and authors are the best news that is coming out of Pakistan and we want the world to be as excited about these writers as possible.”

Author: Mahnoor Shah