The Government College University (GCU) Lahore and Majlis-e-Taraqqi-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 graceful ceremony at the MTA's
office on Wednesday. Eminent journalist Sohail Warraich and GCU Persian
Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Shahid were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Mansoor Afaq said that 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 that "GCU Press is non-profit
organization 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.