Name of the Project

 Up-gradation of Braille Complex, Karachi. 



Sponsoring Agency 

National History and Literary Heritage Division, Islamabad.  


Executing Agency 

National Book Foundation, Islamabad. 


Approved Cost / Approval date

 Approved by the DDWP on 10-10-2017  at a cost of Rs.26.339 million



Approved Project Period

One year  ( 2018-19 )


Brief of the  Project

The education of the visually handicapped people remained a neglected sector.   Production of Braille books and making theses available almost free of cost to the visually handicapped people is yet another important activity being undertaken by the National Book Foundation. The existing   Braille press at Karachi was established in 1976, which has become obsolete now and it has capacity only to 50 lines per hour (2 pages). Under this project modern printer with the capacity of 1800 pages per hour will be replaced with the old one, which would improve the quality of printing and increase publication of more books from variety of disciplines, text books etc.  


Scope of the Project

  Under this project Braillo -600 printer along-with I.T. equipment will be procured.   


Financial Progress ( Up-to June,2018)  




Physical Progress ( in % age terms)



Status of the Project

The approved time period of the project is one year (2018-19) and would be completed by June, 2019.