The Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh Jamshoro has established an online book shop to sell its stock of valuable books to the bookworms who could place orders through the institute’s facebook page or WhatsApp number.

The booklovers from every nook and corner of the country will be able to purchase the literary as well as informative books published by the Institute of Sindhology from time to time through the easy process of shopping online.

Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro inaugurated the online bookshop by cutting the ribbon at the institute. On the occasion, Director Institute of Sindhology Ghulam Murtaza Siyal, Dr. Waheed Jatoi, Zonal Head Leopard Courier Service Sajjad Maqbool and other officials were also present.

After the inauguration, the books published by Sindhology could be purchased while sitting at homes by placing orders online through the institute’s Facebook page or WhatsApp number.

After the inauguration of the online bookshop, VC Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro visited the bookshop and looked over the books intently. He also inspected the book warehouse near the established bookshop.

He at the juncture said that efforts should be made to sell the books of the Institute of Sindhology to libraries and knowledgeable people so that those having literary tastes could benefit from these wonderful books.

He further said that the selected informative books should be published solely on merit in future adding that the stock of enlightening tomes available in Sindhology ought to be sold to the people for their benefit and literary flavor.

Giving a briefing on the occasion, Director Institute of Sindhology Ghulam Murtaza Sial said that the purchase of books from online shops had been made very easy and unproblematic.

He added that the readers could place the orders for the books of their choice by filling out an online form through the institute’s Facebook page or WhatsApp number; however, payment will be made upon receipt of the book through the Leopard courier service.

He said that a book stall by the Institute of Sindhology was set up at the funfair organized at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology and another stall was recently set up at the Sindhi Adabi Board during its three-day book fair where he said people showed interest in the books published by the institute and bought a lot of books.

Director Institute of Sindhology further said that after the online bookshop, an online gift shop would also be launched in order to sell showpieces pertaining to the Sindhi culture and the magnum opus would be delivered to the aspirants through the same courier service.

He said that the Institute of Sindhology had a collection of valuable books which will be sold and distributed to the individuals with fondness of reading.

He said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed with the Leopard Courier Service, under which it will deliver the books to the people placing the order for books at very low charges.

At the end, the Vice-Chancellor Dr Kalhoro welcomed spring by planting a sapling in Sindhology’s sod.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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