The 17th World Book Fair 2022 will be organized by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association from December 8 at the Expo Center in Karachi.
The World Book Fair will continue till December 12, 2022 in which more than 330 book stalls will be set up.
About 40 institutions from 17 countries are participating in this World Book Fair, while 136 renowned publishers from all over Pakistan will also set up their stalls.
This was expressed by Association Chairman Aziz Khalid, Book Fair Convenor Waqar Mateen Khan and Deputy Convenor Nasir Hussain while addressing a press conference at a local hotel on Tuesday.
He said that more than 400,000 people are expected to visit this year. Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah will inaugurate the World Book Fair on Thursday (December 8) while Mehtab Akbar Rashidi will express his views and provincial minister. On behalf of the University and the Board, Ismail Rahu will be our guest of honour.
Organized continuously since 2005, the Karachi International Book Fair has the honor of being the largest trade fair of Pakistan in which not only from all over Pakistan but also from India, Turkey, Singapore, China, Malaysia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and other countries. Publishing houses of K also participate, the fair brings together all the publishers, distributors, librarians and users on one platform.
Nadeem Mazhar, M Iqbal Ghaziani, Iqbal Saleh Muhammad, Nadeem Akhtar, Kamran Noorani and Saleem Abdul Hussain were also present on this occasion.
Waqar Mateen said that this world fair held every year has been the focus of attention of millions of students, parents, literary and teaching personalities and people from different walks of life across Pakistan.
Waqar Mateen expressed his special thanks to the publishers participating in this world fair, due to which this book fair has been able to continue its success and is attended by a record breaking number of people every year.
Addressing the press conference, Chairman of Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association, Aziz Khalid said that such book fairs are no longer just ordinary fairs, nor do they provide a simple platform to publishers, but Nowadays, book fairs like KIBF highlight the positive aspects of Pakistan.
Aziz Khalid said that the latest edition of KIBF will be unique compared to all previous events.
He said that professional skills and other issues are also exchanged through the World Book Fair.