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Adab-o-Kutub Khana, the flagship annual publication of Bazm-e-Akram, a literary and social forum of the library scientists, named after Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, has moved a step ahead by having a couple of editions during the calendar year of 2018.
The 10th edition of Adab-o-Kutub Khana, brought out on the eve its due date of publication in January 2018, has been followed by its11th edition within a span of a few months.
The Chief Editor of Adab-o-Kutub Khana, Prof Dr Nasim Fatima, one of the most revered personalities to have emerged from the arena of library and information science, now has to take the decision whether to make the publication biannual or revert to its annual periodicity.
Having worked with missionary zeal over the years to strengthen and expand the forum of Bazm-e-Akram besides improving and regularizing its flagship publication, she faces another arduous task of making the tough call.
While the former Chairperson of the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Karachi has been extremely successful in motivating the library professionals, otherwise infamous for not looking beyond their own nose, in writing and contributing for Adab-o-Kutub Khana, there are some other challenges to be met before she could decide its periodicity in future.
Her perseverance and inspiration have resulted in the generation of high quality content in abundance for Adab-o-Kutub Khana but the final decision in this regard could be hinged to the other resources.
Prof Dr Nasim Fatima deserves to be complimented to have kept Bazm-e-Akram and Adab-o-Kutub Khana afloat despite the heaviest of odds. She had revived Adab-o-Kutub Khana in 2011 and it has been published every year since then.
Adab-o-Kutub Khana-11, despite being published within months of the previous edition, contains most of its usual ingredients of prose, fiction and poetry.