Islamabad - The National Book Foundation has decided to arrange literary ceremonies and students’ visits at its newly formed literary and cultural hub called ‘Shehr-e-Kitab.’

A meeting to look into the matters of newly established ‘Shehr-e-Kitab,’ situated at Jinnah Super Market F-7 Markaz, took place which was chaired by the Managing Director NBF Prof Dr Inamul Haq Javeid.

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. The MD NBF asked the concerned section 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.

Prof Dr Inam further said that 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 Shehr-e-Kitab at Jinnah Super Market,” he added.

Shehr-e-Kitab is a literary and cultural hub where the book lovers may have books of their own choice at subsidised rates as well as the stationery items which they need under one roof. The Shehr-e-Kitab Islamabad consists of 28 outlets. The management of NBF has planned to introduce its Shehr-e-Kitab as a substitute literary point or Tea House for the visitors.