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Pakistan set to kick off first Adab Festival 2019

The country’s first three-day Adab Festival Pakistan will be held on February 1-3 at the Sindh Governor’s House with an aim to divert youth’s interests from technology towards literature.

Co-organiser Adab Festival, Ameena Saiyid told the media that the festival will be a colourful educational learning platform for the audience that would promote our culture, regional languages and learning through multiple expressions.

“At the Adab Festival Pakistan, the visitors will experience literature in diverse Pakistani languages, book launches, talks, interviews, discussions, mushairah and poetry sessions, a book fair, music, dance, theater, comedy, satire and film,” said Amina.

“Over a hundred Pakistani and international authors, intellectuals, and media personalities will be participating in the festival,” she added.

She further said: “We want to highlight and celebrate the depth and diversity of Pakistan’s many languages and literary traditions.”

Over 100 speakers have so far confirmed their participation at the AdabFest, including Iftikhar Arif, Kishwar Naheed, Mohammad Hanif, Javed Jabbar, Attiya Dawood, Nasim Zehra and many more.

A film documentary will also be screened at the festival, carrying powerful and meaningful life stories to educate and entertain audiences of every demographic.

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