Meanwhile, the Karachi Arts Council has also issued a statement in this regard.
“We have invited Kaifi Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar for the event besides some other notable cultural personalities fromIndia,” the statement read.
Professor Ejaz Farooqi, secretary of the council, said, “It is a great opportunity for notable and popular writers, poets and artists fromIndia to interact with their Pakistani counterparts and we are confident the festival will be a success."
The visas of the Indian speakers will be processed soon.
Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar had last year attended Faiz Festival in Lahore.
The Bollywood couple had expressed their gratitude over the love showered upon them on their arrival to Pakistan.
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