LAHORE - Punjab University's three-day Book Fair-2008 will begin at new campus today (Wednesday). PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran chaired a meeting of book fair committee's conveners to finalise the arrangements of the book fair. Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, Prof Dr Najma Najam, Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar and other senior faculty members attended the meeting. In the meeting, convener of the book fair committees briefed the house about their responsibilities and final measures taken in this regard. The meeting also discussed alternative keeping in view the weather condition. It was also decided that the committees would visit the book fair place at 8:00 pm. VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the book fair was an important event in connection with the 125-year celebrations of the great alma mater of the sub-continent and this fair would attract book lovers from across the provincial metropolis and this would a big academic event of the city. Among the other who attended the meeting included Prof Dr Samar Fatima, Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, Prof Dr Rukhsana Bajwa, Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra, Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Prof Dr Tehseen Firaqi, Prof Dr Javed Ahmad, Prof Dr Jamshed Ahmad, Dr Mansoor Sarwar, Prof Iftikhar Hussain, Prof Ch Nazir Ahmad, Prof Mumtaz Salik, Prof Tabassum Jamal, Prof Dr Mughees-ud-Din, Prof Dr Shaukat Ali, Prof Dr Raas Masood, Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry and Malik Muhammad Zaheer. Theme of book fair is 'Iqra': Mansoori PU spokesman and students' advisor Dr Mujahid Mansoori has said that the theme of Punjab University Book Fair-2008 is "Iqra" and revival of books' importance in this modern age of internet. People should not only study books related to their field but also read multiple books to promote inter-disciplinary approach. He expressed these views while addressing a Press conference held at PU executive club on Tuesday. Dr Shafiq Jallandhry, Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra, Ms Bushra Rahman, Ms Abida Ijaz, Munawar Sabir and Dr Waqar Malik were also present. Dr Mansoori said that 135 bookstalls had already been reserved and still more booksellers and publishers were interested in establishing their stalls which would be adjusted accordingly. He cleared that PU administration was not against the book fair but university writ was important and now by organising the book fair PU administration had proved that all propaganda made in this regard was false. He said that the book fair would be a regular feature in the coming years and during the period if any student union gets elected then this responsibility would be transferred to the respective union otherwise the administration would hold this book fair with the help of students nominated by their heads of departments.