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Prof Dr Nasim Fatima, one of the living legends in the field of Library and Information Science, has started preparations for bringing out the 2013 edition of Bazm-e-Akram's Adab-o-Kutub Khana.
Bazm-e-Akram, a forum named after Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, one of the founding fathers of the profession in the country, was founded in 1976 with Adil Usmani being its Founder President.
Initially it was the labour of love of a few like-minded library scientists but Bazm-e-Akram has expanded gradually having nearly 60 members which include are Mohammad Wasil Usmani, Abdul Wahab Khan Saleem, Dr Rafia Ahmed Shaikh, Abdul Samad Ansari, Dr Rais Ahmed Samdani, Dr Mohammad Fazil Khan, Prof Dr Nasim Fatima, Dr Amna Khatoon, Dr Nargis Shagufta, Zainuddin Siddiqui, Syed Abad Ali, Dr Khadim Khams, Dr Shafqat Mokhari, Rafia Hasan Abidi, Sibte Haider Naseeri, Noor Amrohvi, Huma Mannan Butt, Nazia Mukhtar, Hina Naz, Syed Ahmed Naqvi, Azra Qureshi, Ikram-ul-Haq, Fatima Hasni Khayal, Dr Nigar Sajjad Zaheer, Dr Moinuddin Aqeel, Dr Mughees Ahmed, Dr Shama Aziz, Jamaluddin Akhtar, Syed Ateeb Ahmed, Aamir Subhani, Saima Qadeer, Farzana Abbas, Syeda Najma Sultana, Naheed Jahan, Nuzhat Bano Siddiqui, Abida Sultana, Dr Shamshad Ahmed and Noor Mustafa Khan.
Prof Dr Nasim Fatima, a former Chairperson of the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Karachi, has been the livewire of the forum, having edited four publications of the series with Bazm-e-Akram 2012 having been published last January.