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MoU inked to promote literature

June 10, 2021

LAHORE:Government College University (GCU) and Majlis-e-Tarraqi-e-Adab (MTA) have inked a memorandum of understanding for joint publication of manuscripts and rare books for promotion of literature in the country.

GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi and Majlis Tarraqi-e-Adab Director Mansoor Afaq signed the accord at a ceremony at the MTA’s office here on Wednesday. Eminent journalist Sohail Warraich and GCU Persian Department Chairperson Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Shahid were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Mansoor Afaq said according to the MoU, the GCU Press would publish the books of Majlis Tarraqi-e-Adab, while these books would be available to the University’s students on half price. Vice Chancellor Prof Asghar Zaidi said, “GCU Press is non-profit organisation modelled after Cambridge and Oxford university presses and we will publish works of scholars across the globe.”

Prof Zaidi believed that it was our obligation to publish research and literature that shaped the ideas which would make humans’ lives better.

According to the MoU, GCU Lahore and MTA would also make joint efforts to promote literature inside and outside Pakistan.