KARACHI: On the occasion of Independence Day, The Jinnah Society has announced that the e-book version of Quotes from the Quaid will be available on websites of The Jinnah Society, Lightstone Publishers, Facebook and Amazon from August 14.

“This is our humble gift to the nation, and to a new generation of young and vibrant citizens who access knowledge through the internet,” a press release issued by the society said.

“Every Pakistani from the youngest child to your eldest scholar should read this wonderful book Quotes from the Quaid with pride and joy. Each page contains at least one inspiring thought culled from the life’s work of your great leader, illuminating Quaid-i-Azam’s humane brilliance and the wisdom of his remarkable mind,” writes Professor Stanley Wolpert in his foreword to the book.

The decision to publish Quotes from the Quaid as an e-book responds to the need for increasing awareness of Jinnah’s leadership and the Pakistan Movement; the ever-increasing demand for this book from Pakistanis and the need to make Quotes from the Quaid available to all in and outside Pakistan easily as an e-book free of cost, particularly in these troubled times caused by the coronavirus.

In this way the book will have greater access and reach, the statement added.

The book has previously sold more than 20,000 copies and was distributed to schools, colleges and universities for free.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2020