ISLAMABAD - Renowned author cum broadcaster Raza Ali Abidi Wednesday said that book reading culture plays very positive role in the country's development and progress.

"Nobody can deny the fact that book reading is very essential for every country's progress and development and for this purpose so many libraries are present at every nook and corner of the world".Talking to PTV,  Abidi said that meaningful and weighty books' reading habit is much delightful than to read them online on the computer or in the form of reading newspaper.  He said that availability of the good books in good shops has become a rare phenomenon these days and the reader cannot have access to the quality books.