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GIK Institute’s exhibition draws book enthusiasts, academia

By Muhammad Farooq
November 26, 2023

SWABI: The 15 book suppliers and sellers who participated in the two-day book exhibition at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology stated on Saturday that they found a strong demand for books in higher education institutions across the country.

The students, academics, and book lovers thronged the first day of the exhibition organised by the GIK Institute central library.

Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, rector of GIK Institute, was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony, which was also attended by pro-rectors, faculty members, and students acquiring education in different engineering disciplines.

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology building. — GIKIET website
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology building. — GIKIET website

After the inauguration, Prof Khalid visited all stalls, exchanged views with the suppliers, and showed great interest in the latest additions in engineering disciplines, management sciences, and social science fields.

Speaking on the occasion, he mentioned that the book fair was organised to facilitate students of the Institute and enable faculty members to select books for their respective disciplines, which would be purchased by the Central Library.

Mohammad Riaz, the head of the GIK Institute library, listed the booksellers and suppliers participating in the exhibition: Vision Books, Shams Book International, Comprehensive Books, Star Books Lahore, All Books Store, Book Finders, Book River International, Progressive International Agencies, New Public Books, Golden Books, Australian Book Company, Absco Books and Subscription Services, U&Y Book Distributors, Sab Books, and Book House.

They all came from Lahore and Islamabad. Mohammad Zeeshan, a bookseller from Lahore, expressed their anticipation for the GIK Institute book fair, stating that they could easily achieve their selling target here.

Habsa Rashid, a student of the Faculty of Management Sciences, mentioned that during the exhibition, they could purchase books at a discounted rate; otherwise, the books would be very expensive and out of reach for many people.