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PHEC to launch mobile libraries project

PHEC to launch mobile libraries project




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LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin has said that Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) would launch mobile libraries project to promote book reading culture and this facility would also be provided in remote areas as well. He was addressing a seminar organized by Punjab University Department of Information Management and Punjab University Library in connection with celebrations of World Book and Copyright Day on Thursday.

PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, renowned journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Chairperson Department of Information Management Prof Dr Kanwal Amin, Chief Librarian Haseeb Paracha, President Academic Staff Association Javed Sami, Secretary Iftikhar Tarrar, Director General PHEC Shahid Soroya, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Addressing the seminar, Dr Nizamuddin said that it was a misconception that the number of publication of books had reduced due to electronic media rather electronic media was supplementing print media. He said that the number of publication of books was increasing globally however it was necessary to promote book reading habits. He said that we must connect our students with history through promotion of book reading culture so that we could understand background of happenings.



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