plwoISLAMABAD: Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organisation (PLWO) launched on Monday ‘Read and Write Pakistan’ project at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), an initiative to promote reading culture in Pakistan.

The main purpose of the project is to encourage and promote much neglected area of reading culture in Pakistan. Chief librarians and education experts from all over Pakistan attended the event.

Read and Write Pakistan Chairman and Information Technology University Chief Librarian Dr Muhammad Shahid Soroya introduced the objectives of the project mainly emphasising on establishing mobile and community libraries and innovative information resource centres to provide a peaceful reading environment to marginalised society, making and preparing read and write ambassadors, engaging like minded organisations to be part of this campaign, interacting with foreign community and involve them to foster overall objectives of this projects, providing scholarships and educational material who are handicapped due to financial constraints.

Speaking at the occasion, Read and Write Pakistan Executive Director Zaheer Ahmad and Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization (PLWO) president shared future programmes of the project like conducting workshops/lectures/seminar/symposia and book exhibitions with celebration of Copy Rights and Information Literacy Day also being part of this whole project.

National Library of Pakistan Director Muhammad Nazir, Quaid-e-Azam University Chief Librarian Muhammad Anwar Ejaz, Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organisation Headquarter President Rana Javed Joiya, officials from National Book Foundation and a large number of civil society representatives participated in the interactive ceremony.