Call for revival of storytelling made by artists


KARACHI: Renowned storyteller Fawad Khan on Thursday said that the art of storytelling is gradually losing its importance in our society and we should thrive upon promoting the storytelling culture and bring it into practice.

Fawad Khan expressed these views as chief guest in a Guest Speaker Session held in Moin Auditorium at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).

The session was joined by the DUHS Principal Dr Kartar Diwani, senior faculty members and a large number of students.

Fawad Khan said that with the eventual fading of this art, there has been observed a lack of proper listening and speaking attitudes in the society.

The Persian style of storytelling was evolved from the great empire of Akbar and with the unordinary increasing interest in the people of Lucknow, storytelling officially started in Urdu language on regular basis, he added.

He maintained that after the boom of electronic and social media, the possibility of live storytelling is slim but it should be revived and promoted by our media.

He said that with storytelling we can highlight different aspects of life, as well as, create and raise awareness of many social issues prevailing in the country.

He talked about one of the tales of Caesar, Mata Hari, and Mirza, story by Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi.