Book fair: Education vital to develop country, says acting governor Rana Iqbal

Published: April 3, 2015
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Students perusing through books at the fair. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/EXPRESS

Students perusing through books at the fair. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/EXPRESS

LAHORE: The government is promoting education in order to develop the country, Acting Governor Rana Muhammad Iqbal said on Thursday.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a three-day book fair at the Punjab University.

PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran, Registrar Dr Liaqat Ali, University Law College Principal Dr Shazia Qureshi, Chief Librarian Haseeb Ahmed Paracha and faculty members and students were present at the inaugural ceremony.

“Such events must be organised to promote reading habits in society,” he said.

He said that a large number of books had been put on display at the fair. Iqbal said that such events were a great opportunity for book lovers. “Books will remain important for a long time. People still prefer to read an actual book than its virtual counterpart,” Iqbal said.

A large turnout was witnessed on the opening day of the fair. Up to 70 per cent discount is being offered on the books.

The acting governor took special interest in the books published by PU Press and Publications department.

Journalist Hassan Nisar and social worker Raja Munawar also visited the event and congratulated the administration for organising the event.

The book fair will continue till Saturday.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2015. 

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