LAHORE - Pakistan’s largest book fair organised by Punjab University administration concluded on Saturday evening with the largest sale of over 80,000 books.

Provincial Education Minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman attended the concluding ceremony and purchased various books from stalls during his visit. Talking to the media, the education minister lauded the efforts PU VC and his team for successfully organising the fair which provided books on extraordinary discounted rates to knowledge-seekers. He said that the fair was the testimony of Prof Kamran’s love with books as he had also promoted research culture in the university. He said that he was happy to see a large number of young people, which showed that they were getting closer to books. On the third day of book fair, it seemed that a sea of people had reached the IER corridor and books were being sold free of cost.

MPA Zaeem Qadir said that a civilized society understands that revolution could come through books. He said that students were distancing themselves from books due to internet but such a great book fair had brought them closer to books and would promote study culture among them.

Khawaja Imran Nazir, Raghib Naeemi, Amjad Islam Amjad, renowned journalists, columnists, poets, bureaucrats, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and people from other walks of life visited book fair and purchased books of their choice.

Dr Mujahid Kamran commended the efforts of administrative officers, faculty members and students for making the event all success.

syndicate: PU Syndicate on Saturday held its 1690th meeting at the committee room of Vice Chancellor office. The syndicate members discussed agenda items one by one. The meeting summoned former PU Dean Qari Mughees uddin Sheikh and ICS Director Ahsan Akhtar Naz who were served show-cause notices.