Islamabad: A three-day Islamabad Literature Festival under the auspices of Oxford University Press concluded in Islamabad.
The festival provided a unique space to bring literary figures together and celebrate authors’ writings in diverse languages, genres, and traditions. The festival featured debates, interviews, sessions on art, mushaira, theatrical performance, a book fair, satire, and an art exhibition.
Prominent poets Zehra Nigah and Kishwar Naheed and novelist Aamer Hussein and literary critic Muneeza Shamsie were keynote speakers at the festival. The festival was attended by over 122 writers, poets, intellectuals, who expressed their views in over 70 sessions.
Dignitaries from Pakistan, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Italy and India expressed their views in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Wakhi languages.