KARACHI: You have two more days to grab your favourite books at discounted rates as the annual Karachi University book fair kicked off on Tuesday.
Every year, the book fair is organised by Islami Jamiat-e-Talba student wing. With 60 book stalls in the main gymnasium hall and the grounds, the fair offers more than 300,000 books on fiction, non-fiction and academics. The book fair will continue till February 9.
The fair also provides reasonable discounts so more students can buy books they need for university courses.
"We have 30% to 40% discounts at our stalls and we also give special discounts if students buy more books," said Kareem Khan, one of the stall owners, who has been a regular for the last three years.
"In this fair, one can find books of almost every kind and on every subject," said Iqra Khan.
The success of any country lies in the education while education activities in the university is only due to IJT, claimed Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh chief Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui who inaugurated the fair.
"Students have to come forward to prove their mantle and the increase in the education budget is not enough," he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2017.