Biggest National Book Fair to commence on 22th April


Arranged by NBF under supervision of NHLH Division in connection with National Book Day
Our Correspondent
The Country’s biggest three-day `National Book Fair 2017’will start from April 22 and continue till 24th April in federal capital featuring a number of book related activities to provide entertainment and knowledge to the book lovers.
The 8th National Book Fair is being arranged by National Book Foundation (NBF) under the supervision of National History and Literary Heritage (NHLH) Division in connection with National Book Day. The mega book fair will be arranged at Pak-China Friendship Centre under the theme “Kitab, Zindagi, Umeeed, Roshni’.
Over 100 book-sellers and publishers will set up their stalls carrying books on various disciplines according to the interest of people of all ages. The visitors will get 50 percent discount on purchasing the books.
During the three-day book fair, different sessions including book reading in various languages like Urdu, English and Chinese, seminar on important literary topics, intellectual sessions and Ghazal by Overseas Pakistanis, dialogue on fiction, prose and poetry will be held.
The other activities include workshop on syllabus making, book related programmes in view of Pakistan Movement, Calligraphy workshop and exhibition, peace dialogue and a special function on the personality and contribution of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Managing Director, NBF, Dr Inam-ul-Haq Javed said the programmes for National Book Fair are being prepared on the special directives of Advisor to Prime Minister on NHLH, Irfan Siddiqui with emphasis on promotion of book reading culture and giving message of national harmony and solidarity to the people.
He said last year over 1,00,000 book lovers participated in the three-day annual book activity and books worth Rs20 million were sold out.