By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, one of the pioneers in the field of Library & Information Science in Pakistan, is celebrating his 85th birthday on December 2.
The Founder President of the Library Promotion Bureau (LPB), established in 1966, and the founding Chief Editor of Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal (PLISJ), published quarterly since 1968, Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari has been acclaimed as one of the icons of the profession.
He also happened to be an ex-chairperson of Department of Library Information Science at the University of Karachi.
Unlike the last many years when you used to visit his home country Pakistan during winters and his birthday was celebrated with fanfare by his well-wishers in Karachi, he is currently spending quality time with his family in the United States.
His last public appearance in Pakistan, before departing to the US on November 1, was his participation at the Felicitation Ceremony of Asma Hassans Mayar-e-Zindagi, hosted by the LPB on October 28.
The management of Jumbo Publishing, Jumbo Infomedia and Pakistan News & Features Services has extended greetings to the legendary scholar on his birthday, wishing him long life with immaculate health.