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Nearly 120 writers, journalists and artists gathered in Islamabad this weekend as the second edition of the Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) began on Friday 25. The festival was held at the Margala Hotel on Kashmir Highway.

Visitors are seen crowding the halls of the Margala Hotel during the ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Visitors are seen crowding the halls of the Margala Hotel during the ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Artists from the Repertory Theatre are performing in the play on Taleem e Balighan on the third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Artists from the Repertory Theatre are performing in the play on Taleem e Balighan on the third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
(From Left to Right) Nosheen Ali, Nasreen Anjum Bhatti, Zehra Nigah and Haris Khalique are discussing about Contemporary Poetic Thought in Pakistan in a session on third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
(From Left to Right) Nosheen Ali, Nasreen Anjum Bhatti, Zehra Nigah and Haris Khalique are discussing about Contemporary Poetic Thought in Pakistan in a session on third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
(From Left to Right) Bilal Tanweer, Aamer Hussein, Sabyn Javeri and Bina Shah are discussing about 'Talking and Reading Short Stories during a session on Third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
(From Left to Right) Bilal Tanweer, Aamer Hussein, Sabyn Javeri and Bina Shah are discussing about 'Talking and Reading Short Stories during a session on Third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Visitors are seen purchasing books from book stalls at the ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Visitors are seen purchasing books from book stalls at the ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Navid Shahzad in conversation with Kristiane Backer who in a session titled 'From MTV to Mecca' on third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Navid Shahzad in conversation with Kristiane Backer who in a session titled 'From MTV to Mecca' on third day of ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Mujahid Barelvi in conversation with Raza Ali Abidi in the session on Akhbaar say Radio tak on third day at ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Mujahid Barelvi in conversation with Raza Ali Abidi in the session on Akhbaar say Radio tak on third day at ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Rakae Jamil discussing the role of music in popularizing urdu poetry with Asif Noorani, Salman Asif and Taimour Rahman on third day at ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Rakae Jamil discussing the role of music in popularizing urdu poetry with Asif Noorani, Salman Asif and Taimour Rahman on third day at ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Zainab Omar, Shireen Ikramullah, Rasheed Butt, Rumana Husain and Asma Rashid are discussing about 'Evolving landscapes for galleries and Collectors on third day at ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Zainab Omar, Shireen Ikramullah, Rasheed Butt, Rumana Husain and Asma Rashid are discussing about 'Evolving landscapes for galleries and Collectors on third day at ILF. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Asghar Nadeem Syed, Masood Ashar, Sarmad Khoosat and Zaheda Hina discussing the life of Manto after the preview of the film on Sadat Hassan Manto. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Asghar Nadeem Syed, Masood Ashar, Sarmad Khoosat and Zaheda Hina discussing the life of Manto after the preview of the film on Sadat Hassan Manto. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Ameena Saiyid addressing the closing ceremony of the three day Islamabad Literature Festival. – Photo by Irfan Haider
Ameena Saiyid addressing the closing ceremony of the three day Islamabad Literature Festival. – Photo by Irfan Haider

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