17th International Karachi Book Fair continues



Karachi-Second day of 17th International Karachi Book Fair saw a mammoth book lovers as the numerous guests, writers, intellectuals, journalists, politicians and people belonging to different schools of thought visited on Friday.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also visited the various stalls at the ongoing International Book Fair at Expo Center.

Talking to the journalists, he said that friendship with books and friendship with knowledge will lead us to the path where we see darkness will be illuminated by the lights of this knowledge.

Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association and Chairman of Karachi International Mela Aziz Khalid, Convener Waqar Mateen and others were also present on this occasion.

The popularity of the books of different publishers at the ongoing annual International Book Fair in Karachi is evident from the constant visits of fans at their stalls.

The youth are taking special interest in the International Book Fair. A large number of young boys and girls were seen looking for books related to education at various stalls.

The book fair has proved to be a good gift for book lovers in the city of Quaid, Karachi Famous publishers have set up their stalls in the book fair.

Apart from books, websites are also being displayed at various stalls. Speaking at a stall in the book fair, the owner of the publishing company said that they are happy that with the exhibition, the relationship of books with Karachi is getting stronger.

The stall set up by ISPR for the first time at the book fair remained the center of attention. While children showed interest in the remote-controlled robot. Quran and magazines vision impaired people were also introduced in the book fair. On the second day of the book fair, a large number of students from schools, colleges and universities continued to come from the morning.

SP Gulshan Iqbal Syed Saleem Shah visited the book stall and bought historical books and books based on stories.

He said that the arrival of a large number of citizens in the book fair is a sign that people are still interested in reading books and this should continue.

A large number of students from schools, colleges and universities continued to arrive on the second day of the ongoing five-day. Students and parents showed interest in textbooks along with stories and historical books.

In the book fair, a keen interest of students and citizens was seen at the stall set up by ISPR.

They showed deep interest in books and magazines and bought Al-Hilal magazine and books based on the stories of martyred soldiers.

A private bank ATM mobile van is also available for the convenience of citizens.