Karachi, where Covid-19 positivity has reached more than 20 per cent and the provincial government is directing towards a lockdown, the food festival Karachi Eat 2022 has kicked off today, despite immense backlash.

A number of people want the festival to be called of which is currently is taking place in the port city from January 14 to January 16 at Beach View Park in Clifton. The administration has directed visitors to “mask up and strictly follow to the SOPs.”

However, a number of people have questioned the authorities if organising a food festival when Covid-19 cases are on the rise in a city is a “wise idea?” Here are some of the reactions.