(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The National Library Association (NLA) celebrated the grand success of its participation in the 16th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) which was staged by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association (PPBA) at the Karachi Expo Centre from December 30 to January 3.
The Executive Committee of the NLA met in Karachi on January 8 in which, besides discussing the successful participation in the recently held KIBF, deliberated on projects planned to be organized during the current year.
The NLA Advisor, Syed Khalid Mahmood, was flanked by their President, Syed Muzaffar Ali Shah, Secretary General, Anwar Hussain, Information Secretary, Younis Hashmi, and Executive Committee member, Syed Sultan Ali, as they jointly cut a cake on the occasion as mark of celebration for the KIBF glory.
“It’s indeed a historic moment and we want to make it count. The NLA has received tremendous boost by having its stall at the KIBF where the visitors turned up in huge numbers on all five days. Hundreds of membership forms have been filled and we shall soon be starting the scrutiny process,” the NLA President, Muzaffar Ali Shah, declared after the meeting.
It may be recalled that the NLA, founded in 2017, has been participating in the KIBF since that year but it was for the first time when they set up their own stall in the annual event the other week.