Progress, development possible through sharing information: Pervaiz Rashid

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 11 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday said, in this age of knowledge based economy, the socio-economic and humanitarian development were possible through sharing information.
The minister was delivering a welcome speech on the occasion of the inauguration of Belarusian Information and Culture centre. Belarus Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov inaugurated the center here at National Library.
The minister said the establishment of this centre initiated the
process of implementation of the roadmap of Belarusian-Pakistani
Humanitarian Cooperation Agreement signed between the two countries
that demonstrated the seriousness of both the countries in expanding
and strengthening their relations.
He said Pakistan values its relations with Belarus and both
countries enjoy a warm and cordial relationship.
He reiterated that the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was
keen to further expand and enhance the relations between the two countries for the benefit of the two peoples and forging closer relations between them.
He said he was confident that recent exchanges between the countries
would further enhance interactions and widen mutual relations in
future. “We are grateful to the government of Belarus for facilitating and
opening access to all the material available with National Library of
Belarus on various subjects including science, education, culture on
line.”
He said this will provide an opportunity to our academia, students,
intellectuals, researchers and scholars to access material available with the National Library of Belarus free of cost and without traveling to Belarus.
The inauguration of this centre heralds the beginning of libraries
beyond borders by benefiting from the concept of virtual reading.
The minister appreciated the members of the advance delegation of the
National Library of Belarus who have worked round the clock for the
past few days to set up this centre and make this happen.