All civilised countries have thriving reading habit, unfortunately our people and especially our children no longer read. A passion for reading informative and educative books is fast eroding in our cosmetic society. School and college going children and scholars are all distracted by social media and waste their time instead of reading good books. The National Book Foundation holds annual week-long National Book Festival, to revive reading culture amongst our youths. It augers well but much more is needed. Such projects can also be initiated in collaboration with the educational institutions, civil society, social welfare organisations, individual volunteers and volunteer organisation which promote book reading across Pakistan

HASHIM ABRO,

Islamabad, April 22.