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Writers’ Club opening in Lahore

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to set up a Writers’ Club in Punjab Institute of Languages Art and Culture (PILAC) in order to provide a platform to blossoming writers, officials told Daily Times on Saturday.

The officials said the writers’ club building would be constructed on the PILAC cafeteria and would have a 400 people capacity with subsidised rates on food.

Two storeys of the building would be devoted to a library and writers of all sorts could enjoy the facilities, just as the Pak Tea House was, said officials. Pak Tea House did not have a proper library, but was a good discussion hall for people who wanted to share their thoughts on literature, said officials.

Shaista Nuzzat, PILAC director, told Daily Times the government provided the area to construct the building along with a Rs 146 million budget. The building would also have a Punjabi museum in it, she said.

Daily Times approached a writer Amjad Islam Amjad. He expressed that he was unaware of the construction of the Writers’ Club, but if it were to be built, it would be welcomed nicely. He remembered Pak Tea House to be such a platform for people earlier. He said all writers should have easy access to the membership of the Writers’ Club.

Nayyar Ali Dada has designed the WritersÂ’ Club building. The land measures 12 canals and is near Gaddafi Stadium
Source: Daily Times
Date:5/14/2007