islamabad - The National Book Foundation (NBF) has issued more than 20,000 membership cards in fiscal year 2015-16, an NBF official said.

The foundation would open its Readers’ Club membership in a few weeks to encourage and promote book culture among the public. The scheme will be launched in all major cities.

According to an official: “The Members will be entitled to purchase books at 50 per cent discount from the bookstalls on Foundation’s Panel. NBF shall offer 55 per cent discount to the members at its own outlets.”

“Membership form can be obtained on payment of Rs10 personally from the Incharge Readers Club of respective cities at the following addresses from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Copy of National Identity Card and Two photographs (1”x I”) arc required.  Apart from Readers’ Club, the NBF is also running a number of programmes to encourage the youth to read books.