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Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar arrive in Lahore to attend Faiz International festival

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Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar arrive in Lahore to attend Faiz International festival. Veteran Indian actor Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar arrived Lahore on Friday to attend the two-day Faiz International Festival.

Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar arrive in Lahore to attend Faiz International festival
The visiting couple in a meeting with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar.

Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar arrive in Lahore to attend Faiz International festival

The two-day festival is being held from November 18 to 20 at the Alhamra Halls on Lahore’s Mall Road.

The couple was warmly welcomed by Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s daughters Muneeza Hashmi and Salma Hashmi at the Wahga border.

Azmi is expected to attend a session on Saturday while Akhtar is will attend the festival on Sunday, according to the organisers of the festival.

Akhtar said they were bringing the message of peace and love from across the border.

Azmi also expressed her desire for peace between Pakistan and India, and thanked the citizens of Lahore for inviting them. She said the neighbouring countries should increase people-to-people contact.

The couple also met Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan, who presented the visitors with a bouquet of roses.