Pakistan has called for promoting greater engagement across cultures to counter xenophobia.

Addressing a Pakistani festival in New York Pakistan 's Ambassador at United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi said the amazing outpouring of art and literature in Pakistan is the most forceful response to a tiny minority that seeks to impose an alien orthodoxy.

She said that we are proud that for the first time a festival of ideas from Pakistan has been taken overseas.

The Ambassador said country's literary ethos have been going through remarkable change while Pakistan 's culture is about attitudes that value openness and dialogue.

Third-party Ads