Measures taking up to promote book reading in schools: Secy Education

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Secretary School Education Ghulam Akbar Laghari said that the department was reactivating existing libraries in government schools and building halls so that students have the opportunity to read books in addition to co-curricular activities.

The Secretary School Education said that he visited the book fair every year. He said that the books which were not available anywhere else were available in the International Karachi Book Fair.

The Secretary said that most books were printed in Europe, but electronic books had also been introduced there for the convenience of people.

In response to a question, the education secretary said that a program has been made to activate the old libraries established in government schools and now a hall was also being built in the buildings of the government schools.

Earlier, Education Secretary Ghulam Akbar Leghari visited the book fair and bought books.