Irfan Siddiqui stresses book reading for better knowledge

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APP15-11 FAISALABAD: May 11 - Advisor to PM on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui addressing after inaugurating NBF Book Festival at Faisalabad Arts Council. APP photo by Tasawar Abbas

FAISANABAD, May 11 (APP)::Advisor to Prime Minister on
National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui has
stressed inculcating reading habits among the young generation.
He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of 1st NBF
Book Festival held at Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Auditorium of
Faisalabad Arts Council (FAC) on Friday.
Managing Director National Book Foundation Dr Inamul Haq
Javed, Vice-Chancellor Government College University for Women
Dr Noreen Aziz Qureshi, Director Faisalabad Arts Council Sofia
Bedar, Prof Riaz Majeed, students and a large number of
book-lovers were present at the opening ceremony.
Irfan Siddiqui said that Friday’s book festival had been
arranged on his proposal and it would help promote literary
activities in society.
He said that book festival held in Islamabad last month
received tremendous response as over 350,000 people visited
the book stalls and the books worth over Rs150 million were
sold during the four-day festival.
He said that Urdu Dictionary Board has launched 22 volumes
of Urdu Digital Dictionary and now everyone has access to
Urdu Lughat in the world.
Later, talking to the media persons, Irfan Siddiqui said
that the nation always takes better decision and five-year
performance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is before them.
He said that only people have the right of choosing the
parliament and they would definitely elect those who serve
them better.