reading Islamabad—Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Irfan Siddiqui Thursday said that a nationwide drive was being launched to promote the culture of book reading and encourage positive trends in society, especially the youth. “In view of the current scenario we need to join hands to inculcate positive spirit and constructive tendencies in society and most importantly among the youth,” he said during a briefing session held in NBF as head of the newly created division of NH&LH.

Irfan Siddiqui directed NBF to carry out special programs and arrangements on the forthcoming ‘Book Day,’ falling in April this year, to celebrate it with renewed zeal and zest.

He emphasized the need to priorities the books for publication that were synchronized and can cater for the challenges and requirements at present apart from having quality substance as well as the content yielding interest of the youth.

The Managing Director (MD) NBF Dr. Inamul Haq Javed, briefed the Minister about the current pace of work, projects and issues confronted by the organization.