ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 23th August, 2016) : The National Book Foundation (NBF) has started a number of schemes for boosting the book reading habits among the students and general public. An official of NBF told APP that the Foundation has established a number of clubs including, general book club, travelers' book club, Hospital book club, Prisoners free mind book club, which provide a very conducive environment to public for developing book reading habits.
He said the NBF also conducts book fairs, festivals, publishes books of local writers and entertainment magazines besides providing books at discounted rates. He said that 55 percent discount is available at NBF sales outlet and 50 percent on other prescribed book shops for the registered members throughout the country. He said that NBF has been publishing books relating to history, culture, and national leadership to promote the soft image of the country.
He said that NBF has also established a number of libraries including, children library, women library, general reading library and national book museum. NBF has also launched `mobile book vans' service, in which, public is being provided with their favorite books at their door steps. He said that NBF take books on wheels to educational institutes and on holidays, to parks and recreational places. "NBF has also signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with various universities and other organizations for opening up of new book shops at their premises," he added.