Seventh Karachi Literature Festival Begins

KARACHI: The seventh Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) has started today (Friday) with all its  charms and colours at Beach Luxury Hotel.United States Consul General Brian Heath, Festival founders, Asif Farrukhi, Ameena Saiyid and others attended the opening ceremony of the festival.Brian Heath his remarks said, “The Karachi Literature Festival is one of the most anticipated and important cultural events in Karachi.” “No other forum provides such platform for intellectuals, writers, and artists from across Pakistan and around the world.“It highlights Pakistan’s dynamic literary tradition and Karachi’s rightful place as a cultural capital,” said Mr. Heath.At the festival, USAID is sponsoring a panel discussion on the role that communities and parents play in encouraging literacy and reading as well as a session on mother tongues as a medium of instruction and learning.

Meanwhile, U.S. Consulate General Karachi is hosting panel discussions on cultural heritage and preservation, and the role of U.S. government exchange programs in promoting literature and the arts in Pakistan.“We realize that it is important not only to develop basic literacy, but also to support and promote talented artists and young people who continue to contribute to Pakistan’s proud literary tradition,” said the U.S. consul general. “Besides learning to read, we want participants to feel engaged with art that speaks to their experiences and aspirations.


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