Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Karachi International Book Fair 2011 attracts massive media attention

Jumbo Editorial Team

The media briefing of the 7th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) 2011, held at Hotel Pearl Continental on December 14, attracted larger gathering than anticipated, much to the delight of the organizers and the event managers. There was adequate representation from the print, electronic and digital media.

The crowded media briefing appeared to be the perfect start for the 7th KIBF 2011 to be held at the Expo Centre from December 16 to 20. It was announced that although the exhibition will get underway on December 16, as scheduled, but the formal opening ceremony will be held the following day in which Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, Sindh Minister of Education, will be the chief guest.

The high turnout of media professionals and the thought-provoking interactive session reflected their concerns for the decline in readership habits in the society besides highlighting the willingness to contribute their bit in promoting healthy activities.

Aziz Khalid, Chairman, Pakistan Publishers & Booksellers Association (PPBA) and Owais Mirza Jamil, Convener, KIBF, were more than happy to take the questions from the media and they came up with befitting and detailed replies.

The National Book Foundation (NBF) and the Pakistan Library Association (PLA), who are partnering the PPBA in holding the KIBF, were also being represented by their key officials in the media briefing which lasted just over an hour.

1 comment:

  1. Last Time i am visited the International Book Fair its large no of verities of books its very use full plate from of book reader and spicily for students.