LAHORE - The 32nd Lahore International Book Fair (LIBF) began at Expo Centre Thursday. School Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan inaugurated the book fair and praised the organiser.  In the inaugurate ceremony, writer of Piya Rang Kala also spoke.

More than 25 stalls were set up. Prominent book stalls included Oxford University Press, Jamhoori Publishers and Antique Book House. A session titled ‘Nani Kahani’ was also held in which teachers narrated stories to schoolchildren.

 A large number of visitors thronged to the fair to get books on discounted rates. Up to 50 percent discount has been offered by different publishers.

The LIBF Trust was set up in 2006 by four leading members of the book trade in Pakistan to promote the cause of book publishing, book selling and book reading in the country.

The LIBT is holding book fairs and exhibitions at home and abroad and encouraging its members to participate in them.