The third edition of the Lahore Literature Festival (LLF) commenced Friday, a media report said.

The festival was founded in 2012 and was first launched in 2013, Dawn online reported.

In the midst of all things literature and culture, the organisers had thrown about a few sessions here and there to discuss politics. Perhaps because in Pakistan any social or literary discourse is incomplete without discussing politics.

The session titled ‘Afghanistan on the brink’ had a panel of well-known names such as Ahmed Rashid, Rashed Rahman, Maleeha Lodhi, Hina Rabbani Khar and Vali Nasr. Since the discussion promised to be enlightening, the hall was filled to capacity.