“In last 22 years we dealt with 57 thousand cases, Whether it’s military court case or panama case, or former Prime Minister Gillani case we resorted to the literary figure’s famous sayings, deciding all the cases” these thoughts were expressed by the former chief justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khousa in the opening ceremony of three day literature festival held at Arts council Karachi.
Former chief justice Asif Saeed Khousa further said “many judges including me are interested in art & literature and I am planning to return back to this way. Law and literature are similar in many ways”.
On the moment addressing to the audience president arts council Muhammad Ahmed Shah said we support to those organizations that are serving to Urdu literature.
The prominent literary personalities such as Mushtaq Ahmed Yosufi and Jameel uddin Aali are no more with us but their name will always live in the history of Urdu literature”.
Further he said that last year Ameena Saiyid started organizing the Adab festival which is now running successfully.
On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of 2nd Adab festival former Pakistan’s Representative to the United Nation Maleeha Lodhi , in her speech said “Together with the intellectuals we need to create the positive image of Pakistan globally. We have to make our foreign policy according to the global approach of each country”. In the opening ceremony, Founder of Adab Festival Ameena Saiyid said “The literature festival was founded a decade ago which has now become a thriving tree.
I am glad that this literature festival is covering a wide variety of topics” Along with the literary & political personalities like Asif Farukhi, Shaiyma Syed, Iftikhar Arif, Kishwar Naheed, Stefan Winkler ,former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, I.G Sindh Kaleem Imam.
The event was attended by a massive number of literature lovers. On the occasion a puppet show was presented by THE THESPIANZ THEATRE and poetry of Habib Jalib was beautifully presented by the young musicians & singers.
The day was concluded with the Qawali performance of famous qawal Abu Mohammad and Fareed Ayaz.