Be­yond bul­lets

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

While Karachi was hav­ing its usual share of tar­get killings, bomb blasts and on-again, offa­gain op­er­a­tions, the one event that gen­er­ated the most at­ten­tion was the Karachi Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val. The fifth edi­tion of The three-day event was very well-re­ceived, both by book en­thu­si­asts as well as no­table lit­er­ary fig­ures from all over the coun­try and abroad. Some im­por­tant people who graced the KLF were Ma­hatma Gandhi’s grand­son, Dr Ra­j­mo­han Gandhi, Moni Mohsin, Am­jad Is­lam Am­jad, Asma Ja­hangir, Amar Jaleel, At­tiya Dawood, Bina Shah, Bushra An­sari, Fehmida Riaz, H.M. Naqvi, Hamida Khuhro, Kish­war Na­heed, Maleeha Lodhi, Mo­hammed Hanif, Pervez Hoodb­hoy, Sharmeen Obaid Chi­noy, Shehnaz Wazir Ali, She­hzad Roy, Uzma As­lam Khan, Zehra Ni­gah, Zia Mo­hyed­din and Zubaida Jalal and oth­ers.

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