Pakistan: For the love of books: Children’s Literature Festival grows up with own identity


The Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) that used to be a part of the Karachi Literature Festival has now grown up into a separate entity: The Tribune

This year’s 11th CLF will be held on February 21 and February 22 at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, announced Oxford University Press (OUP) director Ameena Saiyid at a press conference on Saturday.

“We are a bit scared about the number of students attending the festival as a school contacted me and told they will be bringing around 1,000 students to the festival,” admitted CLF director Rumania Hussain. “I hope the turn out will help the children’s festival establish itself on the same pattern as KLF.”

OUP and Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aagahi have joined hands with Open Society Foundation, Karachi Youth Initiative, Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi, and Education and Literacy Department of the Government of Sindh to arrange this year’s festival.

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