Promoting Pakistani literature: Urdu literature festival kicks off tomorrow


A two-day Urdu literature festival will kick off at Comsats Institute of Information Technology on Friday. The afternoon session will be held at Islamabad hotel.

The festival, being organised by Perveen Shakir Trust, will provide an opportunity to writers, intellectuals and academics to discuss the challenges being faced by Urdu language. Prominent personalities including Mustansar Hussain Tarar and Talat Hussain will also attend the festival. Poetry and short stories will be narrated in an interesting way. Talat Hussain will recite the poetry of Noon Meem Rashid. A gazal evening will also be arranged where famous singer Sara Raza Khan will perform.

“The main objective of the festival is to promote Pakistani literature and young writers,” Mazharul Islam, a noted writer and concept director of the event said sharing the salient features of the event at a press conference here on Wednesday.

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