Karachi literature festival has started to welcome the visitors from today onwards. Many prominent personalities from literary field including local and foreigner writers, poets, journalists and intellectuals have shown their extra ordinary interest to the event. The event is being held regularly every year for the past three years. Annual event is getting its hype and positive vibe over the metropolis’ limited cultural calendar. Due to current political instability and law and order situation of the country does not permit to organize such kinds of event. It was a challenging task to set up a literary event in such circumstances. Musical performances, tablos, cultural dramas and many other traditional activities have been lined up for the show.
International participants for the event include William Dalrymple, Vikram Seth and HanifKureishi. They were specially welcomed by the officials of event. Global contestants for the show were feeling hesitant to visit Pakistan but they were ensured with fool-proof security. At the moment, participants are feeling lucky for availing the opportunity to visit Pakistan. The event was an open show inviting poets and writers from the world. No specific limitations were imposed for the show to invite peoples. Officials said, it is an open message to the whole world for peace, love and harmony.
Cultural activities are essential for the people of Pakistan in current tensed situations. World should listen the voice of heart of Pakistani nation. Different number of sessions was organized in the event. Most of the events were in English language but people also liked the Urdu literature.