KARACHI - The Shanakht festival starts today amid shadows of terror and horror, as on the first day, the spectators present here were not more than the number of organisers and security personnel. It is a three-day festival from November 09 to 11th and features many interesting programs such as an exhibition of vintage cars, some film screenings, theatre activities, literary evenings followed by musical performances, story telling gatherings, etc. The festival is being organised under the auspice of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP), a not-to-profit educational institution for heritage. The first day of the festival features 'chalti ka naam gari that is an exhibition of vintage cars, 'meri kahani meri zabani in which renowned educationist Anita Ghula Ali discussed her career in education, recollections of Karachi and some memorable personalities she encountered. On the same evening a play of Tehrik-eNiswan namely 'rang badal lo bahi was staged, which was a satirical play with live music about corruption, hypocrisy, and religious obscurantism. A film screening was the last segment of the day and that was 'chandni raatein featuring Madam Noor Jehan. The second day of the festival features 'meri kahani meri zubani that is again a story telling gathering by Duriya Kazi about Pakistans legal history, life in police force, and memories of Quaid-eAzam. A literary evening titled 'meri kahani meri zubani is to be hosted by Feryal Gohar and the evening concludes by musical performance of Laal band, moreover, the last item of the day is again a film screening 'Koel. The last day of the festival features a story telling evening by Pakistans Partition-Generation as how they laid the foundation for the new nation of Pakistan during the 1940s and 1950s. On the same day an evening of musical fusion with Pakistani musicians including noori, fuzon, taal akrisma, and aunty disco project, while the last program of the day was screening of a film Arman. The organisers expected that the festival would put lasting impressions on Karachiites by making them aware of their outstanding past.