Karachi:- Director British Deputy High Commission Sindh & Balochistan Michael Houlgate met with the Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani at his office here today, he remained with him for some time and discussed the matters of mutual interests etc.The Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani briefed the visiting guest about development, beautification and historical aspects of the city with special reference to the promotion of libraries, reading habits among new generation, restoration and improvement of 34 municipal libraries of the city.He further informed that city had 3 significant and important libraries like Liaquat National, Ghalib and Taimooria where we had restored their past glory and is working collectively on restoration and improvement of remaining libraries of the city with the help of various organizations, institutions and the individuals, as we had established council of Karachi Libraries was the main chain of our collective efforts and endeavors for the betterment of the city and our youths.He said that our children were used Google for information but they will not get knowledge so we should all work for inculcating the reading habits and used to go libraries regularly today is social media age but the reading books and used libraries was the need of the hour and basic requirement.In this regard we had initiated many progressive and healthy activities for our young generation.The Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani has desired that Commissioner Corner is being established very soon near Metrople Hotel where we setup the mini library and provide other healthy things for our youth and citizens to sat there and enjoyed their daily life with new style.He appreciated the services of British council and Deputy High Commission for supporting the cause of promotion of libraries etc in the city and assured his full cooperation at every level.Director Michael Houlgate has also offered his full support and advisory consultancy, expertise’s and other required technical assistance and coordination in this regard to promote, restore and improvement of libraries of the city.He also told that we had did same on Lahore to provide all possible facilities space and assistance to children for explore their ideas, skills through various methods.Head of libraries and digital services British Council Karachi Afnan Khan was also present during the meeting.


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