After three days of an invigorating and intellectual exercise, the 10th Karachi Literature Festival concludes on a high note on Sunday evening after appearances by Anwar Maqsood and Zia Mohyeddin, a range of ideas, notions, and recommendations were put forward for the state of Pakistan to espouse for a brighter and more comprehensive future.
Managing Director of Oxford University Press Arshad Saeed Khan in his concluding speech described KLF as a “New generation's Literature Festival”, he said, “The 10th KLF has explored evolving trends and frontiers. It has helped us, and particularly the youth who are the future of Pakistan, to grasp the Concepts of Tomorrow.”
Meanwhile Anwar Maqsood once again showed himself to be a crowd-favorite as his lone session, that was attended by a huge crowd of people where he narrated a letter from Iqbal which is written by himself and also satirized the reading habit among youth.
The 3rd day of 10th Karachi Literature Festival was also entertained by ravishing musical performances of Darvesh and Tamasha making KLF a thoroughly enlightening and insightful affair.
It is astounding that the city of Karachi, which had a reputation for instability and insecurity, was the venue of a peaceful literature festival which marked the decade of remarkable success and surely, we need to have more such events to increase the appreciation of literature and the arts among public.