KARACHI: President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed on the need for digitization of all rare books in the library of Quaid-e-Azam Academy and said that access to them should be made easier for scholars and researchers. He expressed these views on the occasion of his visit to Quaid-e-Azam Academy Karachi on Wednesday. He appreciated the establishment of a center for research on the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and his comrades involved in the struggle for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent.
He said that it is a very important platform for the preservation of national history in which the main focus is on research, publication and promotion of Pakistani culture, sociology, politics and economic aspects of the country's history. Tribute paid to Director Prof. Sharif Al-Mujahid and others who have played a key role in making it an active research and publishing center.
He stressed the need to speed up research work in the academy. Secretary Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Management Board and Director Quaid-e-Azam Academy briefed the President. The President was apprised of the administrative matters of the Academy and in particular the research and publishing activities. The President was informed that since the establishment of the Academy, 80 books have been published in English, Urdu and other regional languages at discounted rates. Are being provided at rates. The President also bought books published by the academy on the occasion which he paid out of his own pocket.