ISLAMABAD: In a bid to encourage reading and provide books at affordable rates, a fair was organised at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Monday.
The two-day “Book Expo 2011” is a collaboration of Department of History, QAU and Higher Education Commission.
“The book reading habit is rapidly declining because of the internet, so such efforts are encouraging and should be held more often,” said Ayesha Siddiq, a student.
QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Masoom Yasinzai inaugurated the event, dubbing it “a wonderful source of knowledge”. Chairperson Department of History Dr Razia Sultana said the books were being provided to students at affordable prices.
“Our aim is to reach out to colleges, universities and literary circles of the twin cities, and acquaint them with valuable books and research publications from the world,” said Dr Fozia Farooq, a faculty member and organiser.
The expo will remain open on Tuesday, from 9-4pm.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 15th, 2011.