‘Shaher-i-Kitab’ to be set up in Karachi: Siddiqui

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APP71-29 ISLAMABAD: January 29 - Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui addressing a press conference at PID. APP photo by Asim Shigri

City Reporter

Karachi—Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui Sunday said that Shaher-i-Kitab, an academic and literary city, would be established to help restore the usual hustle and bustle here in the metropolis.
This area would be a centre of academic and literary activities where writers and poets would converge on, he said while talking to newsmen during his visit to the National Book Foundation (NBF) here.
The Adviser said that ‘Shaher-i-Kitab’ would help foster the academic and literary image of the metropolis and Karachiites would also get books at concessional rates.
He said this would promote a new culture in the city. This would further help improve law and order situation.
The people would participate in academic and literary activities which would restore Karachi’s image as the ‘city of lights’.
He said the ‘Shahar-i-Kitab’ would house a library, a book part and a ‘Kitab Cafe’. There would be some 200 shops from where the people would get quality books at concessional prices, he added.
NBF Managing Director Inam ul Haq Javed, Joint Secretary Cabinet Division Junaid Ikhlaq, Deputy Secretary Suhail Mufti, Zahida Hina, Nusrat Mirza and Dr. Fatima Hassan were also present on the occasion.

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