ATTOCK-A state of the art e-library has started functioning to promote reading and research activities in Attock city.

The Punjab Information Technology Board has set up such e-libraries in 20 districts of Punjab province. The Punjab government initiated e-libraries in different cities including Attock across the Punjab. These libraries have been designed to attract readers and provide them with books on all the topics, said Librarian Rukhsana Akhter while talking to this journalist.

Even for more detailed and in depth research, the library would provide access to intricate material without any restriction and associated cost, she said.

Thirty laptops including 15 tablets have been made available in the e-library to facilitate the visitors of all groups particularly students. The e library would have a comprehensive database of thousand of authentic books, magazines and other publications. The library would remain open from 8am to 10pm seven days a week. The e-library has been constructed at a beautiful place having good environment.

Special courses would be arranged for the students especially during summer vacation, she said. She added there would be a sports department which would organise special lectures related to different games to motivate young lot to start healthy activities along with education.

E- Rozgaar training would also be given to the aspirants, she said. She said the initiative would assist the youth in earning their livelihood and sustainable income in a respectable manner.

Girl strangled to death for 'honour'

JHELUM A girl was allegedly strangled to death by her family members in the name of honour here in Pind Dadan Khan, the police said. According to media reports Shagufta wanted to marry of her own will with Husnain and she ran away to her beloved's house following refusal of his family. She returned to her home on being persuaded by her relatives. She was strangled to death on her return to home. The police have taken the body into custody for autopsy. An investigation into the case will be initiated after autopsy, said the police.–Online