Veteran actress Shabana Azmi and her writer husband, Javed Akhtar will be visiting Karachi this month. According to the reports, The Karachi Arts Council is hosting the ‘Kaifi Azmi Conference’ this month. The conference is organised to praise one of the prominent progressive poet, Kaifi Azmi.
According to the Arts Council’s official Facebook page, Shabana and Javed will attend the conference as the honorable guests and speakers for the gala event.
An officer of the Arts Council confirmed the news and stated, “We have invited Kaifi Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar for the event besides some other notable cultural personalities from India.”
The officer further informed about that, Shabana and Javed, have agreed to attend the Kaifi Azmi conference in Karachi. The conference is scheduled to held on February 23 and 24 at the Arts Council.
Professor Ejaz Farooqi, the secretary of the council lauds the platform. Farooqi stated, “It is a great opportunity for notable and popular writers, poets and artists, from India to interact with their Pakistani counterparts and we are confident the festival will be a success.”
Meanwhile, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar have visited Pakistan earlier as well for the Faiz International Festival. It was held in November 2018 at Lahore. Moreover, it is being reported that the couple will also address the public this time.