Karachi Literature Festival will be begin from 15th February at Beach Luxury Hotel and will end on 17th February. The festival was launched three years back in 2010 and entry is free for all. Oxford University Press is presenting the festival. This year twelve countries and nine languages will be represented in the festival.
Ameena Saiyid Managing Director of Oxford University Press (OUP) directs the whole festival. Ameena Saiyid along with Asif Farrukhi cofounded the festival. In 2010 around 5,000 people attended the festival, 10,000 people came in 2011 festival and in 2012 almost 15,000 people visited the festival.
British-Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam will be the speaker at the inaugural session of the festival. Indian famous lyricists Gulzar has to attend the festival but for unknown reasons he went back to India from Lahore.