Sharmila Faruqui dissatisfied over slow pace of work of Lincoln Corner at Liaquat National Library

Karachi, February 16, 2016 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to CM Sindh for Culture and Tourism, Sharmila Faruqui has visited the site of Lincoln corner at Liaquat national library and express her disappointment over the delaying of work. The corner has to be established and open for the public till December 2015. But unfortunately the work is still months away from its target.

She added that Pakistan and America is all-weather friend. It is good to see that US Embassy taking serious and continual measures to support Pakistan in all sectors to be flourish and make parallel with developed countries. She urged the authorities to complete the process and establish the corner as soon as possible.

Earlier that in 2014, the agreement was been signed between US consulate and Sindh Culture and Tourism department to establish the Lincoln corner in Liaquat national library. According to agreement Culture department will provide free space at Liaquat Library with basic facilities and the access of public will be free of cost. The Lincoln corner has to be open its door to the publication December 2015.

The Lincoln corners are places that provide information and innovative programming that encourages education, dialogue, mutual understanding, progress and lifelong learning. Pakistani students will be able to learn and know about America and exchange experiences and ideas with their American friends.

In Sindh, the US mission has already established 3 Lincoln corners in public libraries of Hyderabad, Khairpur and Larkana. Sharmila Faruqui concluded that the corners would play an important role in promoting education and encouraging students and other readers. I am hopeful that US consulate will complete their side of responsibilities and will continue its support for better education in Sindh and will establish such corners in all districts of Sindh.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401