Monday, January 10, 2022

NLA willing to boost public libraries

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The National Library Association (NLA), having come of age with its continued work for the cause of the profession for the past five years, has expressed its willingness to support public libraries in the larger interest of the masses. 

“We are prepared to work with the government bodies as well as the private sector who are desirous of reviving their libraries or planning to set up new ones,” Syed Muzaffar Ali Shah, President, NLA, observed during his meeting with the officials of the Union Council-30, Karachi District Central, on January 10. 

A three-member NLA delegation, headed by its President, and also containing Advisor, Syed Khalid Mahmood, and Secretary General, Anwar Hussain, visited the office of the Union Council, located in Block 15 of Federal-B-Area, where a library is being planned to be established by the authorities. 

The NLA office-bearers were warmly greeted by the Union Council officials who took them to various covered spaces where a library is intended to be setup for serving the area people. 

The NLA delegation assured its support and technical assistance to the Union Council in their endeavours to build a library, equipped with all basic facilities. They expressed the hope that Union Councils in other districts of Karachi and other parts of the country will also engage into such healthy activities.

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