SIALKOT, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – November 22, 2022): Syeda Amna Maududi, Additional Deputy Commissioner for Finance, has announced that the historic Allama Iqbal Library will be upgraded.
On the orders of Deputy Commissioner Abdullah Khurram Niazi, the administrative possession of the library was taken over from the Department of Education and handed over to the Municipal Corporation Sialkot.
SDC Finance chaired a meeting in this regard on Tuesday, which was also attended by Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources Asma Khalil, Khawaja Khawar, Director General (CEO) of Education Altaf Hussain Rathore, Deputy Director ( DD) Colleges Professor Shams and Managing Director (CO) Municipal Corporation Sialkot Shahzad Ahmed.
Amna Maududi asked the municipality to complete the bidding process by the end of December, catalog the books in the library, organize the seats better and improve the facilities in the main hall. She said steps should be taken to appoint a permanent librarian at the library.
She asked AC HR Asma Khalil to submit a report on funds collected as Allama Iqbal Library membership fees and their use.
The meeting participants came up with suggestions to improve the library facilities, encourage citizens, students and researchers to visit and enjoy the books.