Government has taken another initiative to help education by building up a roadside library close to Metropole which would be inaugurated on December 25 — stamping both Christmas and the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, said Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani in an announcement.
It is still a work-in-progress, the road library venture is planned to reinforce reading habits. Curiously, be that as it may, not exclusively would the roadside library offer books to those intrigued and attract avid readers from all around the city, it likewise includes etched work of art of historic buildings of Pakistan’s southern port city.
For the purpose, the Karachi Commissioner’s Office has decorated the wall surrounding the Metropole building with portraits of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, his sister Fatima Jinnah, and poet Allama Iqbal. Between the portraits, wooden bookshelves have been installed.
The library will operate on the “take a book and leave a book” basis.
Preparation of 25 December inauguration of First Street Library of Pakistan in karachi pic.twitter.com/h36P17qVBe
— Commissioner Karachi (@CommissionerKhi) December 20, 2019
There is “Internet, technology, Google, and [many] spend a lot of time on the computer but a book is a book”, the commissioner added. “Books will benefit youngsters a lot, and if they read, then they can achieve whatever they want in the world.”
Iftikhar Ali Shallwani said that plans are also underway to upgrade other public libraries in different districts of the city.
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