NBF_4632Islamabad (19, October 2015) The launching ceremony of Dr Rasheed Amjad,s book “Gamlay Mein Uga Hua Shehr” published by NBF was held at the residence of Prof. Qaisra Alvi and Hameed Alvi who  were the host of the ceremony, The function was compered by Dr.Saira Alvi, a young Pakistani Scholar who had come specially from Chicago (America) to celebrate the birth-day of her mother Qaisera Alvi. The key note article was read by Dr. Musarrat Parveen Neelam, former Principal of the Federal college for women G-10/4 Islamabad who paid rich tribute to Dr. Rasheed Amjad’s short stories and termed him a legendary writer. A large number of scholars, writers and dignitaries attended the function and spoke about the remarkable literary work of Dr. Rasheed Amjad. The participants include Akram Zaki, Masood Mufti, Farida Hafeez, Shaukat Kazimi, Irum, Abida, Dr. Qasim Bughio, Dr. Anwar Naseem, Laeeq Toor, Zubair Qureshi, Hasan Zaidi and many others. They said that the National book foundation is playing a vital role to provide the quality and low priced book to the book lovers.NBF_4629

Dr. Rasheed Amjad thanked Prof. Qaisra Alvi as well as all those who attended the function and said that he would remember this day of ‘friend’s love’. “There is no decline in book reading culture but the real responsibility lies upon the shoulders of TEACHER to promote book reading habits in the youngsters constantly.

Dr. Rasheed Amjad read out his short story titled “DUKH EIK CHIRIA HAI” which was applauded by the participants. In the end all the participants celebrated the birth-day of Prof Qaisra Alvi by cutting a big cake.