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Street library opened to promote reading culture

KARACHI: A street library becomes inaugurated by Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah right here on Wednesday at Commissioner’s Corner, adjoining to Village Restaurant, the Metropole building.


In order to attract the attention of the people, the corner wall has been renovated by means of carving photographs of the Quaid-i-Azam, Madar-i-Millat Fatima Jinnah, Poet of the East Allama Iqbal where two almirahs full of books have been placed. Any passerby can advantage of these books. The almirahs do no longer have any lock however are open for all interested in reading.

An ebook could be taken at a time to read at home by replacing it with another e-book. The task has been undertaken via Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani as a tribute to Quaid-i-Azam on his 143rd beginning anniversary. The simple ceremony turned into attended by way of diplomats in addition to eminent literati along with Ghazi Salahuddin, Muneeza Shamsie, Rumana Husain, and other famous writers, together with officials. Opening the road library through reducing a ribbon, Chief Secretary Shah showed his appreciation for the established order of the library and said libraries play a crucial role in formal and informal getting to know and in the improvement and cultural activities. This library, that is one such library to be set up in each metropolis of the province together with Hyderabad and Sukkur, will promote peace and analyzing lifestyle and make a contribution to the recovery of the past glory of Karachi. He congratulated the commissioner and his crew for making the dream of the street library a reality. He stated that the concept of the library was to increase a society that valued tradition. “We could together make this metropolis a real international town”, he observed. Earlier welcoming the guests Commissioner Shallwani stated that the idea of placing up the street library is a part of efforts being completed for the merchandising of reading the way of life in the metropolis. He said all six districts of the metropolis might additionally have such street libraries. He stated directives to all of the deputy commissioners were issued to set up such libraries besides making efforts to improve the existing public libraries for the merchandising of analyzing the way of life in society. The commissioner said all feasible efforts had been being made to rehabilitate the present libraries run through the authority’s institutions.

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