Hosting Afghan Refugees over 40 years reflects high moral value of Pakistan: President

Earlier, President Dr. Arif Alvi presented KLF Awards in different categories including English Fiction, Urdu Poet, Best Book Sindhi, Best Book Balochi, Best Book Punjabi and Best Book in Pushto.

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President Dr. Arif Alvi said that refusal to enter refugees is a general trend all over the world but Pakistan hosted Afghan Refugees for over 40 years which reflects the high moral value of Pakistan.

He said this while addressing as a chief guest in the 13th Karachi Literature Festival (KFL).

He appreciated the efforts of the organizers of the KLF and said such events have become part of the calendar of Pakistan. He said that it is human nature that when they read or learn the same thing, they perceive it differently, thus, forming their different point of view.

He also highlighted the struggle and role of National Poet Dr. Allama Muhamamd Iqbal and Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the making of Pakistan.

President Dr. Arif Alvi also expressed heartfelt grief over the blast in Peshawar.

He said that Europe had faced many crises and conflicts in its history and preventing wars in Europe was a success of the United Nation.

He said that he is also fond of books and he loves to read books and nowadays so much information is available free of cost.

Earlier, President Dr. Arif Alvi presented KLF Awards in different categories including English Fiction, Urdu Poet, Best Book Sindhi, Best Book Balochi, Best Book Punjabi, and Best Book in Pushto.

Earlier, President Emeritus National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Zia Mohyddin, Managing Director Oxford University Press Arshad Saeed Hussain also addressed.

The 3-day Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) is being held on the theme “Separation, Belonging and Beyond” – 75 years of Pakistan.

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