Students Lose Access As Library Closures Spread Across Punjab
In Punjab, approximately twenty e-libraries have been closed, revoking student access to the online facility.
Approximately 60,000 students were regular members of these libraries. Each e-library provided access to 3,000 books, 15 laptops, 15 tablets, reading hall, auditorium, HEC links, top 15 journals of the world to every student free of cost.
All libraries were established in 2017, costing millions of rupees. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Lahore was in charge of these, and now all had been closed and staff terminated.
E-libraries that have been closed were established in Attock, Rawalpindi, Mianwali, Gujrat, Sargodha, Bhakar, D.G. Khan, Gujranwala, Toba Tek Singh, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Lahore, Sahiwal, Muzaffargarh, Okara, Vehari, Multan, Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur.