President Alvi seeks digitalization of all rare manuscripts of Quaid e
Azam Academy

KARACHI, (MANEND NEWS): President Dr. Arif Alvi during his visit to
the Quaid e Azam Academy on Wednesday sought digitalization of all
its rare manuscripts ensuring easy accessibility of these to the scholars
and researchers in the years to come.
President Dr. Arif Alvi on the occasion acknowledged that the center
established with the objective to conduct a holistic research on Quaid e
Azam and his associates in carving out a separate homeland for the
Muslims of Sub-Continent was indeed a significant platform for
archiving national history with due focus on research, publication and
projection of the cultural, social, political and economic aspects of the
history of Pakistan.
The President paid glowing tributes to Prof. Sharif ul Mujahid, the first
director of the academy followed by other scholars who headed the
Quaid e Azam Academy, Karachi in different years and played
important role in turning it into a robust research cum publication
center since 1976.
Consequent to a briefing given to him by Mohammad Arif, Secretary,
Quaid e Azam Mazar Management Board with additional charge of
Director, Quaid e Azam Academy, President Alvi observed that current
pace of its research work needed to be expedited.
He was informed that besides the post of QAA Director itself (lying
vacant since December 2019), no replacement against the positions
for two senior research fellows, four research fellows and one librarian
could be made , for quite sometime.
These were said to be other than certain administrative positions with
no personnel to deliver since retirement of the former employees.
President Dr. Arif Alvi was further informed that QAA – Karachi has
submitted its proposals to the National Heritage and Culture Division,
Ministry of Education for establishment of “Heritage Corner”,

digitalization of speeches, statements and interviews of Quaid e Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the Governor General, digitalization of books
and other relevant material besides production of audible version of
the nation’s voice.
Since its establishment the academy was said to had come forward
with 80 different publications in English, Urdu and other regional
languages, available for sale on discount.
The books and research work, encompassing almost every feature of
Quaid e Azam’s life, were said to be also separately focused on
Pakistan Movement, Muslim League and associates of Quaid e Azam.
President Dr. Arif Alvi prior to his departure from the academy did
purchase many of its publications from his own pocket.

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