ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many as 14,000 book lovers had so far got the National Book Foundation (NBF) Readers Club membership as the drive continued across the Country to promote book reading culture.
Talking to media in Islamabad, a senior official of NBF said that NBF Readers Club membership campaign was in full swing in major cities of the Country, and during the on-going campaign more than 23,000 readers would be offered memberships.
The NBF official said that scheme aimed to provide books on discounted rates to readers at its book outlets. He said that efforts were being made for the promotion of book reading culture in the Country.
The official said that the Readers Club was one of the most public-oriented book promotional activity attracting readers to buy books of their choice at half price.
“Besides, promoting reading habit, it encourages the overall book industry, help increasing literacy rate, create reasonable demand for good quality reading material and motivating young generation towards developing reading culture in the society,” he said.
The NFB senior official said that the membership Card bearer would be entitle to purchase books of their choice from approved bookshops mentioned on the list of the NBP. He said that the members would be entitled to purchase books at 50% discounted rate from the bookstalls enlisted on the Panel of the Foundation.
However, he added, “the NBF shall offer 55% discount to the members at its own outlets.” “Membership Form can be obtained on payment of Rs 10/= personally from the Incharge Readers Club at NBF bookshops across the country.”
Moreover, he said that membership form could also be downloaded from NBF’s website www.nbf.org.pk.
The official said that a membership Card would be issued by the Club only after completion of all the formalities i.e. A membership Card would be issued by the Club only after completion of all the formalities i.e. two latest photographs of size 1″ x 1″ and photocopy of National Identity Card (NIC).