ISLAMABAD: The 8th National Book Festival (NBF) organised by the National Book Foundation under the auspices of National History and Literary Heritage Division has been applauded not only by the people and book lovers in the country but also people in United States, Australia, United Kingdom and other foreign countries.
In their telephonic message, the literary figures and intellectuals from these foreign countries have congratulated Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui and NBF Managing Director Dr Inamul Haq Javed for the successful holding of the book festival.
As many as 300,000 people attended the book festival this year and purchased books of more than Rs1, 75, 00, 000 (17.5 million). It is to mention that such book festivals and exhibitions continued throughout the year in other cities of the country at NBF centres.
Due to such events, the slogans of `Peace Revolution through Books’ and `Our Dream to Have Book in Each Hand’ are becoming popular and promoting the book reading habit as envisioned in the objectives of the NBF.