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National Library of Pakistan transformed into effective knowledge centre: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Advisor on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Wednesday said after equipping with latest facilities, National Library of Pakistan (NLP) had now transformed into an effective knowledge centre for the visitors of the Federal Capital as well as the whole Country.

While speaking during an inauguration of Women Resource Center (WRC) at the NLP which was established with the cooperation of National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), the advisor said the national level library was neglected since its establishment in the year 1993 with no development project started during this long period.

However, the projects worth Rs 110 million initiated during the last one and a half year, had played instrumental role in improvement of its facilities while making it a far better place for the readers, he added.

The advisor thanked the Secretary of NCSW Sameena Hassan for the efforts of the commission, and said WRC would provide a platform to the women for their creative writing endeavours, study and research in a peaceful environment.

Irfan Siddiqui also inaugurated a 20 Computers Lab equipped with special programmes for the visually impaired persons at the library.

The advisor on national history and literary heritage said the Computer Lab, established with the cooperation of the Ministry of Information, Technology and Telecommunications, was indeed a great addition in the ‘Braille Corner’ of the library.

Irfan Siddiqui also inaugurated a project of digitization of the rare and old documents.

The advisor said the library would digitize 100 to 400 years old rare documents, books and newspapers under this project. He said for that purpose, 10,000 documents of 53,00,000 pages had been selected.

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