LAHORE  - A record number of over 110,000 people from cross-section of society along with their families including students, scholars, teachers and book lovers visited the 3-day book fair of Punjab University which concluded last night at new campus.

Chief Librarian, PU, Chaudhary Muhammad Hanif told APP here Sunday that all visitors were offered special discount upto 60 per cent and nearly over 2 lak books on different subjects were sold at 160 book stalls allotted through computerised balloting.

He said that on the special directive of VC Dr Mujahid Kamran elaborate arrangements were made to facilitate the visitors besides formation of 20 high level committees to ensure peaceful atmosphere at the fair. The fair had received unprecedented response from the leading publishers, printers and book sellers for taking participation in the fair but only 160 were allotted stalls through computerised balloting.

However, on the other hand, university administration made it clear that no student organisation was involved in holding the fair and it was only a solo show of varsity.