Book Fair


If you havent been there yet its worth paying a visit.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 11th, 2005 @ 5:27 pm

    Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Fair at the Expo Centre. The whole Hall 4 (the venue) was filled to the brim with book enthusiasts both young and old; though I didn’t counted the number of stalls but roughly I would say that there must be some 30 odd stalls/publishers showcased their wares there.

    Some stalls were brimming to the hilt with books, some were a bit empty.

    Overall I would say the first-ever commercially held bookfair in Karachi is a restounding success.

  2. Junaid (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 1:35 pm

    Yes the book fair was interesting.
    The most popular stalls were the British Council (education in UK) and Oxford Press.
    The only thing I picked up was a marketing magazine.
    Most of the books were of a very narrow focus like books for Medical Students or Engineering Students or of Pakistani or Indian Partition.
    I was dissappointed but I think that its great this stuff is happening in Karachi.
    The Book Fair can only get better; cant wait for next year.
    Hopefuly they advertise it better next time.

  3. Imran Ahmed (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 10:51 am

    THANKS TO ALL THE VISITORS to the First Karachi International Book Fair….

    being a part of this event, i designed the Banners, Leaflets, Posters and other material for this event. it was the first time in Karachi and for book lovers and readers, its like a A DREAM COME TRUE.

    Just wanna give MOON a little information that OUP stands for Oxford University Press, and if you read newspapers i designed those ads and i clearly mentioned FREE for ALL visitors except the first day function…the inaugural day, and that was just because the VIPs. but the rest of the days, it was free for all…. anyhow, tough-luck this time. but dont worry, it has been decided that this event will take place every year.

  4. Imran Ahmed (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 11:26 am


    Assalaam-o-alaikum to all… may Allah be with you all.

    well Huma, i’m ‘Cent Per Cent’ agree to your comments about the traffic jammed throughout the sharae faisal to EAST-WEST-NORTH-SOUTH.

    i dont know, what on earth they are trying to portray with this attitude. being a leader of the nation, the leader of the most prestigeous house of the country, he, the president, is supposed to use his brain….

    its a very humble request to Honourable, His Highness, His Excellency, please have mercy on Karachi.


    why you put the entire city into a hassle and create problems for us.

    but hey, its all our fault….. its really our own fault, because we dont vote for the right candidates, and that led to these generals to come and command us.

    I have seen Bill Clinton, when he was the president and was on a visit to New York, was jogging with 5 security guards on the streets….. isn’t it unbelievable for us..????

    while talking to one of my visiting friend, she asked me:


    she further said, that when we select a peon or a servant for home or office, we prefer HONEST, WELL MANNERED, REASONABLY EDUCATED, AND HOPE-FULLY TRUSTWORTHY individuals, so why this is not the criteria for the most prestigeous house…. for people who are going to write the fate of the entire nation….????

    and i was speechless, can’t find the answers…

    this country has become like a jungle, its no more a place to live…. i remember the words of one of the leading writer, she said in her interview…..”jungle mein bhi aik qanoon hota hai…jub sher ka pait bhar jata hai, tu wo kissi janwar to naheen marta”.

    its really sad, its really really sad that this country, the dear homeland, my lovely country is still waiting for a TRUE LEADER, and i pray that Allah the Almighty grant us the WISDOM to choose a True Leader and may He keep my lovely homeland in His blessings…..(amen)

  5. Razi (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 11:09 pm

    I had visited Karachi during the summer after a long time and one thing which saddened me was that each neighborhood had several video rental shops but entire towns did not have a single Library. This clearly explains the intellectual depletion this nation is suffering from.

    It is sad that you can step out of the house and pick up movies (most of them crap as such) however you cannot step out to pick up a book UNLESS you buy one from a bookshop (and at a steep price too).

    We cannot build our nation by emulating the vices of the west….you have to learn the good things they have done.

  6. Junaid (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 9:44 pm

    There actually are a few libraries in karachi but they are hard to find and many are just for the neighborhood…i think that is a great idea for someone to start…but a big problem now in karachi is we just have no space for people let alone books…and as we all know these video shops get very little business…how they stay in business is a mystery.

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