Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari undertakes whirlwind tour of Punjab universities

Pakistan News & Features Services

Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, Founder President, Library Promotion Bureau (LPB), Karachi, and Founder Chief Editor, Pakistan Library and Information Science Journal (PLISJ) recently undertook a whirlwind tour of the Punjab during which he visited the universities in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sagodha, Multan, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur.


The LPB President, having relocated in North America a few years ago, is in Pakistan these days. He has returned to his hometown Karachi after spending nearly two weeks in the northern areas of the country. 

“The purpose of my visit was to interact with the library scientists who have generally been doing well under the guidance of their teachers,” Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, one of the pioneers of LIS education in Pakistan, remarked in an interview with the PNFS. 

“The LIS profession in Pakistan is coming of age gradually and it’s gladdening to find the universities in different cities setting up LIS department which augurs very well for the future of the country,” he thought. 

“My first destination was Islamabad. From there I traveled to the various cities of Punjab by road. The journey remained as pleasant as the response I got at the LIS department of the universities I visited,” he added. 

“I held discussions with the chairpersons of the LIS departments and all of them recognized the importance of creating greater resources for carrying out research-oriented activities. They shared my vision of engaging the students in literary works to enhance their scholastic skills,” the LPB President revealed. 

“My trip concluded at Bahawalpur where I spent quite a few busy days. It was very heartening indeed to find so much LIS-related activities at the famous Islamia University where Dr Rubina Bhatti, as chairperson of the LIS department, has done a terrific job,” Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari complimented.


  1. Department of Library and Information Science Islamia University, Bahawalpur and Government Central Library Bahawalpur took this opportunity and made this event a mega event with the legend personality Dr. Ghani ul Akram Sabzwari. They Organized Seminar on Web 2 technology, and a walk, Address of Dr. Sabzwari at Central Library Bahawalpur alnogwith plantation of tree. Credit all goes to Dr. Rubina, her academic staff, Rana Javed Iqbal, Chief Librarian, Governemnt Central Library Bahawalpur.