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April 3, 2015

Three-day book fair begins at PU


April 3, 2015

Punjab University annual three-day book fair Thursday started at the Institute of Education and Research (IER).
Acting Punjab Governor and PU Chancellor Rana Muhammad Iqbal was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony while PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Principal University Law College Prof Dr Shazia Qureshi, Chief Librarian Haseeb Ahmed Paracha, other officials, senior journalists, doctors, lawyers, students and people from all walks of life were present.
Talking to the media, Rana Muhammad Iqbal said knowledge was a must for progress and development and the government would promote education to make Pakistan’s future brighter. He said the government would ensure peace in the country by eliminating terrorism.
The acting governor said book fairs must be organised to promote reading habits in society. He said he was pleased to see a world of books on Islam, history, literature and various other topics in the book fair which was a great opportunity for the book lovers. He lauded the efforts of VC Dr Mujahid Kamran for organising the book fair and said such steps should be taken continuously to provide books at low prices. During his visit, the acting governor took special interest in the books published by the PU Department of Press and Publications.
PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said the importance of books would remain intact forever and the charm which was felt in reading a book was not in reading an e-book. He advised the students to master their subjects and adopt reading habits.
Journalist Hassan Nisar and social worker Raja Munawar visited the book fair and congratulated Dr Mujahid Kamran on organising the event. On the first day of the book fair, a large number of people thronged book stalls and purchased books at reasonable rates.

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