KARACHI: A five-day 11th Karachi International Book Fair 2015 will commence from Thursday (12 November) at the Karachi Expo Centre. Pakistan Publishers & Booksellers Association (PPBA) has organised the book fair. The 5-day fair will be inaugurated by Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah Leader of the Opposition on 12 November. Whereas the Senior Minister for Literacy and Education Nisar Ahmad Khuhro will be guest of honour.
It has been Pakistan’s largest Book Fair, the event brings many publishing and distribution houses together with domestic and international publishers, booksellers, librarians and institutional customers. Publishers from Iran, India, Turkey, Singapore, China, Malaysia, England, UAE and other countries are attending the international event.
These views were expressed by Convenor to 11th KIBF Owais Mirza Jamil and Aziz Khalid, Chairman of Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association while speaking at a press conference, held at a local hotel here on Tuesday, 10 November, 2015. He said that National Book Foundation, Cabinet Division Government of Pakistan has extended its full support in making the event a great success.
They said that we are grateful to the publishers and booksellers for their participation in our fair and we hope that, this year, the citizens will encourage us by their full participation as before. Convenor of the KIBF, Owais Mirza Jamil said that the book fair will be held in hall number 1, 2 and 3 in Karachi Expo Centre, thousands of varieties of books will be displayed on over 330 stalls.
Aziz Khalid chairman Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association (PPBA) said that “Around 450,000 people are expected to visit the 11th KIBF. The event will be visited by book lovers, students from all groups and ages, professionals from all walks of life, academicians, writers, librarians and general public. Various book launchings and book release ceremonies will also be held for notable writers during the fair besides entertaining various contests like drawing, recitation, extempore speech, and quiz for kids.
Book Fair timings are 10 am to 9 pm daily from Thursday, 12 November, till Monday, 16 November, 2015. Deputy Convenor Waqar Mateen Khan, Nadeem Mazhar, M. Iqbal Gaziani, Iqbal Saleh Mohammad, Syed Asghar Zaidi Nadeem Akhtar, Kamran Noorani, Saleem Abdul Hussain and Syed Nasir Hussain also attended the Press conference.
Source: Business Recorder