GHALANAI: The National Book Foundation (NBF) arranged a book fair at the Ekkaghound boys degree college to help develop book reading among Fata students.
Speaking on the occasion, Tasbeehullah, the college principal, said that knowledge increased due to book reading. He said that despite the era of information technology the importance of book reading couldn’t be ignored.
Tasbeehullah said that availability of books of general knowledge and other subjects in Urdu and English at low prices at the fair would encourage students to develop the habit of book reading.
NBF regional director Murad Ali Mohmand told Dawn that efforts were being made to promote book reading among Fata students through organising such fairs in the colleges.
He said the Fata secretariat had provided a vehicle to the foundation to transport books from one location to the other in the tribal area, adding such events would be organised in Bajaur and Khyber Agencies as well.
Published in Dawn February 18th , 2015