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21 e-libraries will be setup in Punjab to restore book-reading culture: Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore, March 16, 2017 (PPI-OT):Headway on the program of establishing E-Libraries in provinces were reviewed in a meeting presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif here today. While addressing the meeting CM has said that Punjab government is setting up state-of-the-art e-libraries in various cities of the province which will give contemplate study opportunities to residents in conducive atmosphere that will also help to restore dying reading culture. He said that foundation of e-libraries is of imperative significance for advancement of education so work ought to be sped up on the venture.

CM directed to provide international newspapers in the e-libraries and in the wake of setting up 21 e-libraries, plan to be introduced to build up libraries in parks. Fabulous administration model ought to be selected to run these libraries, he added. Advisor Dr. Umer Saif while briefing about the project shared that digital books, novels, magazines and newspapers will be available in libraries also online publications will likewise be upheld. Provincial Minister Jahangir Khanzada, former MNA Hanif Abbasi, Chief Secretary, Chairman Planning and Development, Secretaries of Sports, Culture and Information and the concerned officials attended the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Ghaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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