Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association (PPBA) has organized the book fair. The 5-day fair will be inaugurated by the Provincial Education Minister Nisar Khooro on 5th December. Where as the deputy speaker sindh assembly Shala Raza will be honorary guest.
Organisers believe that the event 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, Singapore, Malaysia, England, UAE and other courtiers are attending the international event.
These views were expressed by Convener to 9th 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.
He said that National Book Foundation, Ministry of Education, Government of Sindh 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.
Convener of the KIBF, Owais Mirza Jamil said that the book fair hall number 1,2 and 3 in Karachi Expo Centre, thousands of varieties of books will be displayed on over 315 stalls.
Aziz Khalid said that “Around 400,000 people are expected to attend the 9th KIBF. The event will be visited by books lovers, students from all groups of ages, professionals from all walks of life, academicians, writers, librarians and general public. Various book launching 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. Deputy Convener Waqar Mateen Khan, Nadeem Mazhar, M.Iqbal Ghaziani, Ahsan Jaffery, Iqbal Salah Mohammad, Syed Asghar Zaidi and Nadeem Akhtar were also attended the Press conference.