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SIBF breaks record with 1.5 million on titles display

02:36 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
SIBF breaks record with 1.5 million on titles display
SHARJAH (Staff Report) -It is a record breaking year for the 34th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) with 1.5 million on display and 1,502 publishing houses from 64 countries. Taking part for the first time Poland, Peru and Ghana, Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Magnolia, and Serbia.

The internationally renowned book fair, taking place between the 4-14 November at Sharjah Expo Centre, is breaking the record for the number of books displayed with 1.5 million titles. The books are available in 210 languages.

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) Chairman, and Director of the Sharjah International book fair, HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, said, “The Sharjah International Book Fair continues to gain in popularity and play a role in enriching cultural communication, inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

This year the 2015 SIBF will include 890 local and Arab publishing houses, and see the participation of 433 by foreign publishing houses. The fair will also see the participation of 13 exhibitors in the joint conference with the American Library Association (ALA).”

Speaking about SIBF's parallel events, Al Ameri said that the 2015 SIBF will see more than 900 events, including an Intellectual Programme featuring a poetry evening by five internationally acclaimed poets and a seminar called "Voice from Around the World" in which four Arab and foreign novelists will discuss the importance of place and culture in their novels.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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