KARACHI - The 12th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) concluded on Monday.

During the five-day event, around 0.3 million books were sold at 330 stalls set up at the Expo Centre Karachi while thousands of people, belonging to all walks of life, thronged halls of the expo showing remarkable enthusiasm.

The Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association (PPBA), in collaboration with the National Book Foundation (NBF), had organised the international event, in which prominent publishers and booksellers from nine countries displayed their books and other printing materials.

A large number of visitors were also seen at the Expo Centre on the concluding day, while those who visited the event earlier included Adviser to PM Irfan Siddiqui, Provincial Minister Jam Mehtab, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhter, MQM-Pakistan’s Farooq Sattar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan, JI chief Sirajul Haq, poet Sehr Ansari, novelist Noorul Huda Shah, Fatima Hassan, Hyderabad Mayor Tayyab Hussain, Journalist Qazi Asad Abid, Mehmood Sham, Pakistan Navy Vice Admiral Shah Sohail Masood, former provincial minister Pir Mizharul Haq, Justice (R) Prof Dr Ghaus Mohammad, Nawa-e-Waqat Resident Editor Syed Khawar and other.