The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) of the Quaid-i-Azam University has launched a resource centre to facilitate students, faculty and researchers.
QAU Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Eatzaz Ahmad inaugurated the resource centre, informed a press release on Sunday. The inauguration ceremony coincided with the flag-hoisting ceremony in connection with Independence Day celebrations at NIHCR.
Ahmad said libraries are vital to empower communities and meet the country’s information needs. Information is power and it enhances the chance of people to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to society, he said.
Ahmad said the resource centre will soon have a Balochistan corner, as Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has pledged Rs10 million for the purpose. The corner will have books, magazines, and audio and video tapes on the history and culture of the province.
The centre will have a digital library and facilities such as open access to materials, photocopying and internet connectivity.
“Purpose of acquiring education should not be to get jobs only. It has an intrinsic value,” said Dr Sajid Mehmood Awan, NIHCR officer in-charge.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th,2014.
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