As part of an initiative to modernize education, a segment of the former Gilgit jail has been repurposed into a public library. This effort is part of the “GB Dream Moves On” project led by GB Chief Secretary Mohiyuddin Wani, aiming to establish educational facilities. The library’s opening was marked by an official inauguration.
Under this project, the remaining part of the building is slated to become a science museum.
The newly established library offers various amenities, including a diverse book collection, reading corners, internet access, study tables, newspapers, magazines, and computer terminals. Open until 9 pm, it will be a valuable resource for the public, especially students.
During the inauguration, Mr. Wani highlighted that the building would now provide modern educational opportunities, focusing on promoting education and awareness for positive change.
Attendees lauded the transformation of the former jail into a library, noting its previous unused state for five years.
Surya Zaman, Adviser to the GB Chief Minister on Information Technology, praised the library’s establishment as a positive step toward enhancing educational facilities.
The inauguration included prominent figures like GB Law Minister Syed Sohail Abbas, Inspector General of Police Gilgit-Baltistan Afzal Mahmood Butt, and others, alongside students and civil society members.