Soft launch of Peshawar Literary Festival held

Event is scheduled for February 3-5

Our Correspondent January 05, 2023


The soft launch ceremony of the Peshawar Literary Festival took place at a private hotel in Peshawar on Tuesday.

Well-known poets and writers from across the province attended the event. While speaking at the ceremony, Abaseen Yousafzai noted that such events are needed, as these will not only provide recognition to the literature of the region but also promote a soft image of Peshawar. Bushra Faruukh, a well-known poetess, said that the good thing about the festival is bringing various languages together.

Akbar Hoti, Mehraban Ilahi, Kalsoom Zeb, and Ali Gulfaraz also appreciated the step and termed it as a very good beginning of the new year for Peshawar.

Deputy Director of Youth Affairs Directorate, Hamid Khan, in his speech mentioned that the directorate appreciates such activities, and in the past has taken various initiatives for youth, and will continue to do so in the future as well.

The festival, supported by US mission in Pakistan, and youth directorate, will take place from February 3-5, which will not only host writers from across the country but also conduct workshops on creative writing, and theatre.

The ceremony ended with musical performance.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 5th, 2023.


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