“This exhibition contributes significantly to giving back to the holy city of Karbala its pioneering role, that the oppressing regime tried to blur, thus the holy city of Karbala were and is still the source of knowledge and culture for intellectuals and writers.”
This came in an interview with the governor of Karbala Mr. Aqeel Al-Turaihi during the opening ceremony of the Tenth International Book Fair of Karbala, which is part of the events of the Tenth International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring, which will be held on the third of the holy month of Shaaban.
He added: "But thank God this exhibition represents the success for the knowledge, culture and reading, because the exhibition is one of the important factors to restore pioneering role of the holy city of Karbala in the knowledge side."
Noting: "On the first day we saw a large turnout by on the exhibition pavilions , which we believe will continue like in the previous years, because the Iraqi citizen likes and wants to read, and we just have to prepare the reasons so he could reach the correct information."
It is noteworthy that the Karbala International Book Fair is one of the events of the International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring organized and funded integrally by the General Secretaries of both Holy Shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) since its inception nine years ago, to commemorate the birth of the grandson of our saint Prophet (May Allah pray on him and his pure lineage) Imam Aba Abdillah Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-abbas (peace be upon them). The number of the participating countries in the previous editions was more than 50 Arab and foreign countries.