GCU book fair concludes: Non-profit publishing trust to be established
LAHORE: Almost 2,000 books were sold at the three-day book fair organised by the Library Society of Government College University, Lahore.
Almost 30 publishers had set up stalls at the fair which concluded on Thursday. The closing ceremony was held in the Fazle Hussain Seminar Room. Najam Sethi, editor of the Daily Times and Friday Times, was the chief guest at the occasion.
Books on various subjects, such as history, computer science, biology, physics, sociology, mass-communication, mathematics, geography and political science were available at the fair. The Urdu translations of some rare books were also put on sale.
Speaking at the occasion, Sethi announced a donation of Rs 100,000 for establishing a library at the university’s science block. He announced his intention to establish a non-profit publishing trust, to provide people with quality books at affordable prices. He revealed that an international book fair would be held in March, at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, and 20 countries would participate in it. Dr Khalid Aftab, the vice chancellor, said that GCU was committed to providing its students with new and quality books. Siddique Awan also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the chief guest’s commitment towards learning. Sethi then gave away shields to the participating publishers.