LAHORE: The Punjab Library Foundation arranged a seminar on the role of libraries at the Quaid-e-Azam Library Friday.
The title of the seminar was ‘Role of Public Libraries towards National Development and Cohesion’. On the occasion, Punjab Archives and Libraries Secretary Orya Maqbool Jan said knowledge played a key role in the development and progress of any nation.
He said the Muslims translated the knowledge into different parts of the world in the light of Quranic teachings.
PU Department of Library Chairman Dr Kanwal Amin said freedom to read and access to books should be free for all the segments of the society. Public Libraries Director General Dr Zaheer Ahmad said library should be a part of educational system.
Dr AG Rashid spoke on the role of books in character building. Other speakers including Sh Iqrar Hussain, Dr Zulfiqar Ali Rana, Amjad Ali Shakir and Dr Kanwal Amin also spoke.–Staff Reporter