KARACHI: Adab Festival is organising its fifth edition from Nov 25 to 26 at Habitt City, the organisers announced at a press conference here on Monday. A variety of programmes and events—ranging from art, literature, thought-provoking discussions and debates — are scheduled to take place at the festival.
Speaking about the purpose of the festival, the founder and director of Adab Festival, Ameena Saiyid, said Adab Festival was an effort and initiative to promote a culture of intellectual dialogue and discussion in society, besides highlighting the importance of culture and civilisation, to bring about understanding among the people.
Apart from mushairas, various performances and book launches, there would also be discussions on issues which are not given the deserved attention.The festival would bring together renowned writers, artists, critics and educators including Dr Ishrat Hussain, Kishwar Naheed, Azad Iqbal, Iftikhar Arif, Tanvir Anjum, Stephen Lyon, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Wasif Rizvi, Moeed Yusuf, Zehra Nigah, Dr Pirzada Qasim, Fatema Hasan, Nurul Huda Shah, Tariq Alexander Qaiser, Talib Karim, Omar Shahid Hamid, Zahid Hussain, Nasira Zubairi, Dr Anjum Halai, Hasan Khan, Salma Alam, Dr Huma Baqai, Inaam Nadeem, among others.
Published in Dawn, October 17th, 2023