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Lincoln Corner to be set up at Quaid-i-Azam Library

By APP
February 24, 2024

LAHORE: US Consul General Lahore Kristin Hawkins signed an MoU with Director General Punjab Public Libraries Kashif Manzoor for a new Lincoln Corner to be established at the Quaid-i-Azam Library (QAL), here on Friday.

In this photo, US Consul General Lahore Kirsten Hawkins signs the MoU with Director General Punjab Public Libraries Kashif Manzoor for the new Lincoln Corner at the Quaid-e-Azam Library on February 23, 2024. — APP
In this photo, US Consul General Lahore Kirsten Hawkins signs the MoU with Director General Punjab Public Libraries Kashif Manzoor for the new Lincoln Corner at the Quaid-e-Azam Library on February 23, 2024. — APP

The QAL is a research and reference library, which was established in 1984. The library caters to the need of a large number of students from all parts of the country while the place is thronged by the large number of competitive examination aspirants. The QAL is also famous for its 19th century neoclassical architecture and houses, Lawrence and Montgomery halls. The building is witness to multiple epoch-making events in history.

Hawkins visited different parts of the library and admired its historicity. She also interacted with the chief librarian and researchers there. In her address, she said it gives her immense pleasure to lay foundation of the 2nd Lincoln Corner at the QAL in heart of the City of Lahore after the Information Technology University (ITU). She said these corners are the welcoming spaces for open dialogues, bringing together diverse people for important conversations, adding that our Lincoln Corners bring together communities and inspire future leaders. At these spaces, the Pakistani youth can access new educational resources, STEM activities, cultural programs, speaker programs, and skills building, she said, adding that the US Mission runs 18 Lincoln Corners throughout Pakistan with six in Punjab and this one at the Quaid-i-Azam will make the number 19. ‘We look forward to open the Lincoln Corner in a few months within the QAL and see the Pakistani youth benefit from this resource center,’ Kristin responded to a query.