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13th Karachi Literature Festival 2022

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About Karachi Literature Festival

Karachi Literature Festival (KLF), the first and by far the foremost literature festival in the country, needs no introduction. It has become an integral part of the social and intellectual calendar of this city and, indeed, of the country.

13th KLF Speakers

13th KLF Programme

  • Day 1 Inauguration

    Mar 4, 2022

  • Day 2

    Mar 5, 2022

  • Day 3

    Mar 6, 2022

  • Main Garden
  • Jasmine
  • Aquarius
  • Room 007
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Main Garden

داستان گوئی

Dramatic Readings of Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi’s Haweli by Fawad Khan, Meesam Naqvi and Nazrul Hasan
7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
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Jasmine

ناخن شوق کا ہنردیکھو :اردوشاعری کے ٧٥سال

Iftikhar Arif, Zehra Nigah, Kishwar Naheed, Nasir Abbas Nayyar
7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Moderator : Najeeba Arif
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Aquarius

Fulfilling Jinnah’s vision

Ian Talbot, Nasira Iqbal, Arfa Sayeda Zehra, and Javed Jabbar
7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Moderator : Syed Jaffar Ahmed
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Room 007

Voices across the Generations: English Language Poetry

Alyana Khan, Fatima Ijaz, Harris Khalique, Jeeva Haroun, Minaa Shahzad, Moeen Faruqi, Peerzada Salman, Salena Godden, Sateah Afreedi, Shireen Haroun, and Zarmina Raza
7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Moderator : Salman Tarik Kureshi
  • Main Garden
  • Jasmine
  • Aquarius
  • Room 007
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Main Garden

پاکستانی سیاست اور سماج : خواتین کا کردار

Nasira Iqbal, Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Noorul Huda Shah, and Mahtab Akbar Rashdi
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Nasira Zuberi
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Jasmine

In Search of Lost Glory: Sindhi Nationalism in Pakistan by Asma Faiz

Haider Nizamani, Arfana Mallah, Amar Sindhu, and Asma Faiz
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Nadeem Farooq Paracha
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Aquarius

Rivals by Saad Shafqat

Saad Shafqat in conversation with Ayesha Mian
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
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Aquarius

لوگ سر گوشیوں میں گویا ہیں (کہا نیاں)از را جہ شہزاد

Raja Shehzad in conversation with Mohsin Sayeed
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
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Room 007

نئی نسل کی آواز : کل ہمارا ہے

Qirat Zahid, Shahbaz Nayyar, Noor Us Sabah Tauqeer, Anas Baloch
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Ghazal Ansari
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Main Garden

Empowered Local Governments: Essential for Strengthening Democracy

Asad Umar, Salahuddin Ahmed, and Mazhar Abbas
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Mubashir Zaidi
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Jasmine

روایت سے نئی تخلیقی لہر تک : اردو فکشن کے ٧٥سال

Najeeba Arif, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Hameed Shahid, and Kiran Nazir Ahmed
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Syed Kashif Raza
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Aquarius

Hanif Kureishi: Something to Tell You

12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Maniza Naqvi
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Room 007

Art from the Wall to the Palm of your Hand

Durriya Kazi, Nusrat Khawaja, Tazeen Hussain, Faisal Anwar, and Yasir Husain
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Niilofur Farrukh
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Main Garden

The Reluctant Republic Ethos and Mythos of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha

1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
Moderator : George Fulton
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Jasmine

آئینہ سی زندگی : ربی سنکر بل انگریزی سے تر جمہ انعام ندیم

Inam Nadeem in conversation with Ghazi Salahuddin
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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Aquarius

گریگ ،کیا کہنے

Gregory Maxwell Bruce in conversation with Ghazal Ansari
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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Room 007

Ben Okri reads his Verse

Introduction by Michael Houlgate
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
Moderator : Maheen Usmani
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Main Garden

ترش و شیریں

Dr Younis Butt in conversation with Shahzad Sharjeel
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
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Jasmine

The Liar’s Truth by Haroon Khalid Akhtar

Muneeza Shamsie, Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Azfar Ahsan, Haroon Khalid Akhtar
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Moderator : Maheen Usmani
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Aquarius

Pakistan’s Economic Journey: Expecting Miracles

Miftah Ismail, Kaiser Bengali, Shabbar Zaidi, and Maheen Rahman
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Moderator : Rashid Masood Alam
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Room 007

عورت کا بولتا ہوا کردار اوراردوادب

Kishwar Naheed, Yasmeen Hameed, Hameed Shahid, and Imrana Maqsood
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Moderator : Ambareen Hasib Amber
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Main Garden

Higher Education: Creating Good Citizens, not just Good Students

Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Tariq Banuri, Shahid Siddiqui, and Arfana Mallah
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Moderator : Fauzia Shamim
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Jasmine

The Security Conundrum: Internal and External

Ikram Majeed Sehgal, Salma Malik, and Haider Nizamani
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Moderator : Huma Baqai
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Aquarius

Getz Pharma EACPE Film Awards 2021: Let’s Heal The World

Bee Gul, Khalid Ahmad, Hidayat Sayer
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Moderator : Sabiha Sumar
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Room 007

دورا ہے از فرخ یار

Farrukh Yar in conversation with Syed Kashif Raza
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
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Room 007

رندا نہ از شہزاد شرجیل

Shahzad Sharjeel in conversation with Inam Nadeem
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
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Main Garden

ک سے کہانی

Bilal Maqsood
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
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Jasmine

حیراں سر بازار ازحارث خلیق

Iftikhar Arif, Yasmeen Hameed, Nasir Abbas Nayyar, and Harris Khalique
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Moderator : Nasira Zuberi
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Aquarius

Candid Narratives: Contemporary Pakistani English Fiction

Mira Sethi, Sarvat Hasin, Safinah Danish Elahi, and Taha Kehar
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Moderator : Nadya Chishty-Mujahid
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Room 007

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Challenges in Transitional Era

Zafar Hilaly, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, and Zahid Hussain
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Moderator : Salma Malik
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Main Garden

مشا عرہ

Sadarat: Iftikhar Arif; Nizamat: Ambareen Hasib Amber; Afzal Ahmed Syed, Ajmal Siraj, Anwar Shaoor, Ashfaq Hussain, Farrukh Yar, Fazil Jamili, Ghazal Ansari, Harris Khalique, Kishwar Naheed, Mir Ahmad Navaid, Nasira Zuberi, Peerzada Salman, Sabir Zafar, Syed Kashif Raza, Tanveer Anjum, Waheed Noor, and Yasmeen Hameed
6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
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Jasmine

Feature Film Screening: Khel Khel Mein

Discussion with Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza
6.30 p.m. - -
Moderator : Omair Alvi
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Aquarius

An Evening with Social Media Stars

Danish Ali, Ali Gul Pir, Shafaat Ali, and Amtul Baweja
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Moderator : George Fulton
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Aquarius

پشتو ادب کے نمایاں اصناف وموضو عات

Afrasiab Khattak, Abdul Rauf Rafiqui, and Salma Shaheen
7.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.
Moderator : Abaseen Yousafzai
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Room 007

The New Generation: Writing in English

Sachin Kureishi, Taha Kehar, and Fatima Ijaz
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Moderator : Bina Shah
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Room 007

The Desire for Social Change in the Developing World

Laleh Khalili, Raza Rumi, and Nazir Hussain
7.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.
Moderator : Shaheen Salahuddin
  • Main Garden
  • Jasmine
  • Aquarius
  • Room 007
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Main Garden

رنج کھینچے تھے داغ کھاۓ تھے : بلوچی ادب کا سفر

Afzal Murad, Munir Momin, Zahida Raees Raji
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Waheed Noor
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Jasmine

ہوا کے دوش پر ازعامر بشیر

Amir Bashir discusses his book with Saira Ghulam Nabi
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Idrees Ghazi
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Jasmine

اٹھارویں کا چاند (غیر سنجیدہ شاعری) از ڈاکٹر حامد عتیق سرور

Hamid Ateeq Sarwar reads his poetry
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Sharif Awan
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Aquarius

پنجابی میں علمی اور ادبی رجحانات

Zubair Ahmad, Karamat Mughal, and Parveen Malik
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Mudassar Bashir
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Room 007

Decoding the Indus Valley Civilization: An Archaeological Journey

Presentation by Aurore Didier
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Moderator : Zahida Quadri
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Main Garden

We the People: The Constitution of Pakistan

Shaiq Usmani, Raza Rabbani, and Nasira Iqbal
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Mujahid Barelvi
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Jasmine

Reimagining Pakistan’s School Education

Fathima Dada, Mariam Chughtai, Farid Panjwani and Zia Akhter Abbas
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Baela Raza Jamil
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Aquarius

سندھی ادب : روایت، جدت، مزا حمت

Noorul Huda Shah, Mazhar Jameel, Attiya Dawood, and Kaleem Butt
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
Moderator : Amar Sindhu
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Room 007

Music: Tradition in the New Age

Sharif Awan and Rafay Mahmood in conversation; Performer: Fizza Javed
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.
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Main Garden

Betrayal by Omar Shahid Hamid

Omar Shahid Hamid in conversation with Taha Kehar
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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Jasmine

میر حاصل خان بز نجو بے خوف -- بے لوث از مجاہد بریلوی

Mujahid Barelvi in conversation with Abdul Malik Baloch
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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Aquarius

The Inn by Maniza Naqvi

Maniza Naqvi in conversation with Nusrat Khawaja
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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Room 007

کہانی زندگی ہے

Hameed Shahid in conversation with Nasir Abbas Nayyar
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.
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Main Garden

Journey of the News: From Pen to Keyboard to Camera

Mahmood Shaam, Mazhar Abbas, Najia Ashar, and Owais Tohid
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Moderator : Nasira Zuberi
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Jasmine

Old Roads, New Highways

Victoria Schofield and Najam Sethi in conversation
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
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Aquarius

Global Literary Landscape

Hanif Kureishi, Kamila Shamsie, and Peter Morey
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Moderator : Muneeza Shamsie
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Room 007

Violence of Urbanization

Abira Ashfaq and Hafeez Baloch
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Moderator : Nida Kiramni
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Room 007

کلّو کی باتیں ثمینہ نزیر کی زبانی

Dramatic Readings from Kallo by Sameena Nazeer
2.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
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Main Garden

ٹی وی ڈرامے کے بدلتے نقوش

Sultana Siddiqui, Ahmed Ali Akbar, Munawar Saeed, Marina Khan, and Ushna Shah
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Moderator : Raju Jamil
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Jasmine

Pakistan’s Digital Journey

Reza Baqir, Tania Aidrus, and Shazad Dada
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Moderator : Jehan Ara
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Aquarius

Political Conflict in Pakistan by Mohammad Waseem

Christophe Jaffrelot, Zahid Hussain, and Mohammad Waseem
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Moderator : Asma Faiz
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Room 007

Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah

Bina Shah in conversation with Ayesha Mian
3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
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Room 007

The Power of Words, Spoken or Written: Salena Godden in conversation with Mehvash Amin

3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
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Main Garden

میری مرضی

Anwar Maqsood; Introduced by: Ahmed Shah
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
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Jasmine

The Long Walk: Economy, Welfare and Reforms

Ishrat Husain, Vaqar Ahmed, and Asma Hyder
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Moderator : Sibtain Naqvi
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Aquarius

Islamic Finance 101: Learning through Stories by Dr Muhammad Imran

Atif Aslam Bajwa, Muhammad Imran, Amir Paracha, Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Moderator : Irum Saba
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Room 007

Unhealed Wounds: Partition in Pakistani English Fiction

Kamila Shamsie, H.M. Naqvi, and Uzma Aslam Khan
4.45 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Moderator : Nadya Chishty-Mujahid
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Closing Ceremony

6.00 p.m. - 6.50 p.m.

Keynote Speeches by: Hanif Kureishi and Sardar Masood Khan; Speech by Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh; Vote of Thanks: Zafar Masud, President, Bank of Punjab; Vote of Thanks by: Arshad Saeed Husain, Managing Director, Oxford University Press Pakistan

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Qawwali by Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammad

Sponsored by Tehzeeb Foundation
7.05 p.m. - -

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