PESHAWAR: The three –day 11th annual book fair concluded here at Agriculture University on Thursday.
The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) had arranged the book fair. Kaleemullah, provincial chief of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) chaired the concluding session.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the students should develop a taste for reading books and promote healthy activity on the campus. Local writers, research scholars and academicians also attended the last day of the book fair.
Around 50,000 visitors turned up at the event and showed keen interest in fiction, philosophy, history, entrepreneurship, climate change, earth science and world bestselling titles.
The students and teachers hailing from 400 both noted private and public sectors educational institutions from Mardan, Nowshera, Charasadda and Peshawar visited the annual event during the three day activities.
Female students showed up at the event in droves due to the secure environment, said the organizers.
There was no restriction on authors of any particular political propensity or otherwise, publishers, booksellers and private publication houses were asked to display titles on a wide range of topics, disciplines Owias Khan, spokesperson IJT campus said.
Akbar Khan Shinwari, a private publisher who had set up a Pashto bookstall at the fair told that books were available at 50% discount rates to bibliophiles and it encouraged most visitors to buy books, guides, keynotes and fiction titles.
If sponsored, local authors and publishers would get a better chance to market innovative ideas and concepts especially titles on art, culture and literature, he maintained.