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Old Gilgit Jail Building Turned into Public Library

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 31, 2023. 06:21 pm UPDATED: Aug 31, 2023. 06:21 pm

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A portion of the former Gilgit jail has been converted into a public library as part of a project to advance modern education.

This project is a part of the “GB Dream Moves On” initiative, which was started by GB Chief Secretary Mohiyuddin Wani and aims to build educational facilities in the area. During a dedication ceremony, the library was formally opened.

The remaining area of the structure is planned to be converted into a science museum as part of this project.

An extensive collection of books, designated reading areas, internet access, study tables, daily newspapers, magazines, and computer terminals are just a few of the amenities offered by the newly established library. The library will be open to the public until 9 p.m. and provide a valuable educational resource, especially for students.

Speaking to the crowd at the ceremony’s opening, Mr. Wani emphasized that the building would now provide contemporary educational opportunities for local students, teachers, and the general public. He stated that spreading knowledge and awareness was his main goal because he understood the critical role that education plays in bringing about positive change.

Speaking at the event, attendees applauded the conversion of the former jail into a library, highlighting the fact that the structure had been vacant for the previous five years.

The establishment of the public library was praised as a motivating step toward bolstering modern educational facilities in the area by Surya Zaman, Advisor to the GB Chief Minister on Information Technology.

GB Law Minister Syed Sohail Abbas, Inspector General of Police Gilgit-Baltistan Afzal Mahmood Butt, Commissioner Gilgit Region Qamar Kamal, Deputy Commissioner Gilgit-Baltistan Amir Hamza, as well as a sizable contingent of students and members of the civil society, attended the ceremony’s opening.

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