Islamabad—National Book Foundation (NBF) plans to to immediately prepare a roadmap for the guidance of book lovers to reach the location of “Shehr-e-Kitab” and to display it at appropriate corners of the city.
Chairing a high level meeting, Managing Director NBF, Prof. Dr. Inam Ul Haq Javied said literary ceremonies and visits of students from universities, colleges, schools and cultural departments would be started soon.
“We are also forwarding to establish “Shehr-e-Kitab” at Karachi and Peshawar which was announced by the Advisor to PM, Irfan Siddiqui while inaugurating “Sheher-e-Kitab” at Islamabad” he added, according to news-release issued here on Saturday.
A representative from 28 outlets of “Shehr-e-Kitab”, Khalid Masood and the officers from different sections of NBF attended the meeting and gave their suggestions for the improvement of SHEHR-E-KITAB’s day-to-day matters.
MD NBF said, “Shehr-e-Kitab” is a literary and cultural hub where the book lovers may have books of their own choice at subsidized rates as well as the stationery items which they need, under one roof.
The “Shehr-e-Kitab” Islamabad consists of 28 outlets (shops) including National Book Foundation, Mr. Books, Jahangir Books, Kitab Ghar, Idara-e-Ilm-o-Irfan, Al-Faisal Publishers, Book Finders, Old Book Corner, BookMan, Readers Point, Rabia Book House, Ilmi Book Depot, Book Valley and others.
The Management of National Book Foundation has planned to introduce its “Shehr-e-Kitab” as a substitute literary point or tea house for the visitors of this city of books.—APP