Saturday, December 17, 2011

Big Book Fair Attracts Karachi Crowds

Photos and Story By Waleed Tariq
Senior Reporter
KARACHI, Pakistan – One of the most eagerly awaited events of the year, the 7th annual Karachi Book Fair, took off at the Expo Centre on Friday.
Formally inaugurated Saturday by Sindh education minister Pir Mazhar ul Haq, the festival is attracting massive crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of their favorite titles.
Organized by The Pakistan Publishers and Book Sellers Association, the fair is bringing in more than 200 publishers from all over, including America, England, India and other South Asian countries.
There are approximately 290 stalls with a wide variety of books, including volumes of poetry and prose in both the English and Urdu languages.
Many books on religion, law and medicine could be seen as well. The festival will run until December 20.

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