Ever since its creation in 1947, Pakistan has been plagued by a bitter power struggle between political parties and the all-powerful military and terrorism has joined it for the last decade to further vitiate the atmosphere.
Despite this 'disturbing' situation, Farooqi hoped, the atmosphere would improve soon.
"It is disturbing. It is not only the writers whose lives are disturbed, but those of the common people as they are more exposed to such things," he said.
"People ought to do their business and work. But we are hopeful that in days to come the situation will become normal and everything will stabilize."
Asked if there is any pressure from any quarter to prevent writers from doing their work, Farooqi said, "No there is no such pressure. Everybody is free to write."