Islamabad: It is glaring fact that good books bring a positive and constructive change in society. The Advisor of Prime Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Division, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui expressed these views at the auspicious occasion of the inaugural ceremony of National Book Foundation Book Park at Regional Office, Karachi.
“Books keep alive the nations and nations of this caliber uphold the better image, integrity and sovereignty of their countries,” he expressed during his inaugural address.
He appreciated the services of NBF, it is rendering for dissemination of literacy and knowledge among people for last many years. He said that we can see positive and everlasting impact of NBF’s activities over the society. He further said that it is the need of present age of publishing and printing of books which can bringforth intolerance and un-biasedness in our minds and attitude.He expressed that our writers, poets, columnists and authors have been working day and night on right direction with an aim to lead the nation towards glorious path of peace, prosperity and progress and their work is definetly praise-worthy.
The Managing Director, NBF Dr. Inam ul Haq javeid presented welcome address and briefed the participants about achievements, goals and aims of the National Book Foundation in the last years particularly during his service tenure of previous two years. He said that NBF will progress by leaps and bounds under the towring personality of Advisor of Prime Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Division, Mr. Irfan
Siddiqui who has been taking keen interst in vibrating the Foundation. The Managing Director told the participants that NBF has a plan of settingup its own Printing Press in near future. He said further that,”Kitab Sarai” as a guest house for writers and,”Shahr-a-Kitab” on 20 kanal area for book-lovers have been established for the people of Karachi in order to make dreams true of present govrnment of book promotion far and wide in Pakistan. A large number of authors publishers, writers, poets and people from all walks of life attended this event including Mr.Mahmood Sham,Ex.Federal Minister Mr. Javaid Jabbar,Prof.Sahr Ansari, Mrs.Zahida Hina, Mr. Anwar Shaoor,Mr.Nazir Laghari, Dr.Fatima Hassan,Mr. Shahid Memon Chairman Blid Foundation and others well known penmen. At the concluding moments, NBF Managing Director thanked the participants of this ceremony.