National Book Foundation (NBF) is a state owned (Publishing) organization working under the administrative control of National History & Literary Heritage Division. It was established in 1972 under the Act of Parliament as a service rendering organization with prime objectives of promotion of book culture, book industry and dissemination of knowledge.
NBF had been organizing National Book Day every year with due fervour and dignity. Besides, Grand Book Fair containing more than 50 segments / activities for children, book lovers, students, scholars and general public are regularly organized.
This year NBF celebrated 10thAnnual National Book Festival from 19thto 21stApril, 2019, in Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad. The event was inaugurated by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
It was a 3-day mega event which included book parade, book flag hoisting, book anthem, grand book fair, book reading sessions, book ambassadors conference, session on urdu-chinese interaction, Iqbal day’s special segment, overseas Pakistani writers corner, video display of selected poetry of renowned poets, braille books, book cafe, kids republic, mushaira, uncle sargam show, gogi show and food bazar, etc.The event focused on encouraging book reading culture which will not only help in promoting peace, harmony and knowledge in the society but will also help to project soft image of Pakistan.