Closure of a library: a plea
THIS refers to the closure of Government Model Town Library in Lahore. A notice displayed on the library noticeboard says that the library will remain closed in November on account of annual checking and cataloguing of books. This library is famous for its calm and comfortable study environment. CSS aspirants, mostly belonging to different areas of the country, prefer to reside near some library so that they can easily prepare for the competitive examinations.
The closure for one month of the library directly affects studies of these students. This will waste their precious time. November is very crucial for tough study of CSS examinations. Other libraries in the city are very far and take about one to two hours to reach. Changing of hostel to reside near those libraries is a wastage of time.
The authorities should keep the library open, at least its study section, to save the crucial time of study.
A. Q. BALOCH