PU book fair continues to attract book lovers
LAHORE: Thousands of book lovers, including journalists, writers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, students, and people from other walks of life thronged the annual book fair at the Punjab University (PU) on second day of the three-day event on Friday.
Meanwhile, the PU administration has claimed that over 30,000 books were sold on the first day of the fair on Thursday.
A large number of children, senior citizens, and special persons were also seen visiting bookstalls on Friday.
Talking to the press while visiting the fair, PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran highlighted the significance of knowledge and said that only those nations had become wealthy and developed which were knowledgeable. He said that around 750 versus of the Holy Quran urge human beings to resolve the mysteries of universe and this fact reflected the importance of knowledge in Islam. He said that one of the purposes of holding book fair was to help citizens buy books of all kinds on cheap prices.
Visiting the fair along with Dr Kamran, senior journalist Attaur Rehman Qasmi said that it was an obligation for all Muslims to seek and gain knowledge. He praised the PU administration for providing a good chance to citizens to buy books on cheap prices.
He said that he was happy to see a large number of people visiting the fair. “It means that people are still inclined towards books; and the credit goes to the PU administration for providing them an opportunity,” he added.
Some visitors said that they were thankful to the PU administration for providing all kinds of books under one roof but on reasonable prices. They also lauded security and sanitation arrangements. They called for holding such events on a regular basis at all universities so that people could purchase maximum number of books.