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Karachi Literature Festival 2014

The fifth Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) will be held from February 7 to 9 at the Beach Luxury Hotel, said Oxford University Press (OUP) Pakistan Managing Director Ameena Saiyid. She was addressing a press conference at the Arts Council on Monday alongwith Urdu scholar Dr Asif Aslam Farrukhi and Arts Council Karachi President Ahmed Shah.

Ameena Saiyid listed the resume of last year’s literature festival and said that this year too noted authors from the world over, including Pakistanis residing overseas, would be invited.

Among these were internationally renowned British journalist Robert Fisk and biographer Dr Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Kamila Shamsie, award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Pakistani BBC broadcaster Raza Ali Abidi.

This three-day festival will also feature a dance performance by Nahid Siddiqui and, later, her interview.

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