Islamabad, March 15, 2023 (PPI-OT): A three-day literary festival is being organized in Islamabad under the umbrella of Capital Development Authority. The literary festival will remain continue from March 17 to March 19 in Islamabad. The objective of the Literary Festival is to provide a platform to citizens for the promotion of literature, culture, art and especially books reading. The three-day literary festival organized by the Capital Development Authority has been divided into 2 different parts for the first time.
Various programs have been arranged on all three days at 4 PM including Mushaira, Heer Goai, Manzil-Ba-Manzil Islamabad, theatre including panel discussion, cultural dance and musical nights. Panel discussion on Pakistani languages have also been made a part of the festival.
Renowned poets including Iftikhar Arif, Anwar Sahoor, Khurshid Rizvi, Fawad Hasan Fawad, Akbar Ehsan will participate in the Mushaira. Similarly, Hafeez Khan, Dr. Saghara Sadaf, Abbasian Yousafzai along with Dr. Muhammad Yusuf will participate in the panel discussion.
The musical nights will start at 8 PM at Liaqat Gymnasium. Famous artists of the country, including Shafqat Amanat Ali, Hadiqa Kayani, Sahir Ali, Sanam Marvi will perform.
Chairman Capital Development Authority Captain Noor-Ul-Amin Mengal has said that the purpose of holding the Islamabad Literary Festival is to promote literature, culture, art and books reading. He said that it will be ensured that festival will become regular feature and event of the country.
He further said that in the era of technology where today’s youth is moving away from their literature. At the same time, the interest of reading books to understand their literature and culture is also fading. Such activities will prove helpful in attracting the young towards their culture and literature. He further said that all expenses of the Literary Festival have been sponsored by various companies. Chairman CDA further said that Jashan Baharan will also be organized in Islamabad.
For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad