Islamabad:15 March:Inaugurated by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on February 27, Travellers Book Club is becoming a popular phenomenon in the city and one can see these vehicles parked outside colleges, universities, public parks and market places these days. People come to read and buy books at the mobile book reading facility providing books at their doorsteps.
The two book-carrying vehicles, a bus and a smaller vehicle, provide reading facility to the students of the university for two days, i.e., Thursdays and Fridays.Students, the faculty members and the general readers can also buy books from this mobile facility on 15-20 per cent discount.
A large number of students of various departments of the university visited the reading club and picked books of their choice. Some of them read while others purchased the books. Books on poetry, fiction, history, philosophy, education, religion, children and women issues were put on display. The interior of the vehicles was carpeted and one could also sit on the sofa chairs nicely placed inside the bus and enjoy reading.
Appreciating the NBFs endeavours for promotion of reading culture in society, Dr. Yasinzai said everyone should support such book friendly initiative.“I personally believe by resorting to books, we can confront forces of ignorance, extremism and obscurantism. We are trying our level best to promote book reading culture at our university,” he said adding that our Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui Memorial Library is also well-equipped with around 200,000 books. He hoped the NBF would frequently keep sending its books on wheels to QAU. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences was also present on the occasion.The news.