Karachi, May 26, 2023 (PPI-OT): Administrator Karachi Dr. Syed Saifur Rahman has said that Ghalib Library is a valuable asset of Karachi, the memories of famous writers, poets, intellectuals, teachers, journalists and ordinary citizens of the country are associated with this library, it is necessary to protect this historical heritage. The library will be developed on modern lines for the citizens. He said this while visiting Ghalib Library Nazimabad on Tuesday.
On this occasion, Ghalib Library's honorary secretary Dr. Tanzeem-ul-Firdous, Vice President Faheem Ansari, Dr. Muhammad Tahir Qureshi, Dr. Rauf Parekh, members of governing body Syed Mairaj Jami, Dr. Sadaf Rana Khalid Mehmood, Senior Director of Public Relations and Media Management KMC Ali Hassan Sajid and other officers were also present. Administrator Karachi Dr. Syed Saifur Rahman made a detailed visit to different parts of Ghalib Library and reviewed the books and historical literary magazines there. He said this literary treasure must be preserved for future generations.
Ghalib Library had the status of the main library of Karachi at one time, the affiliation of eminent personalities like Syed Sibt-e-Hasan, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mirza Zafarul Hasan to this library highlights the importance and usefulness of this place. We will not allow this historical heritage to be destroyed. He advised the administration of Ghalib Library to invite eminent and influential personalities of Karachi to participate in the governing body so that this library can become a great and central library like in the past, he said that the services of Idara-e-Yadgar-e-Ghalib" are commendable for knowledge and literature.
This institution established the Ghalib Library in Nazimabad on the occasion of Ghalib's centenary in 1969 with the aim of providing reading facilities to the people of the city and the province. In a period of about 54 years, a large number of students, poets, intellectuals, writers, journalists and teachers have benefited from about forty thousand important books and thirty-five thousand rare literary magazines in the Ghalib Library and even today this academic institution, is performing literary and cultural services, he said that the publication of more than 100 scientific and research books and the magazine "Ghalib" under Yadgar Ghalib is commendable. Administrator Karachi said that developing this library in accordance to the requirements of the modern age would ensure storing the collection of books and magazines available in the library on the computer and all this collection will be available to the citizens online.
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