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16th Karachi International Book Fair Underway

Karachi: The 16th Karachi International Book Fair has started after a gap of one year as in 2020 the event could not be held due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

A large number of Karachiites, especially school and college students, thronged the Karachi’s Expo Centre to visit the book fair and showed their keen interest in books.

The book fair has 330 stalls with books both from local and international publications, including Iran, India, Turkey, Singapore, China, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. The books are available in the languages of Urdu, English, Sindhi, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, and Gujarati.

Sindh Education and Culture Minister, Syed Sardar Ali Shah, who launched the fair, said that smart cellular phones and tablet computers couldn’t replace the books as the book reading habit was still alive among the citizens.