Hyderabad, Sindh: U.S. Consul General Michael Dodman was joined by Coordinator to Chief Minister Sindh for Culture Sharmila Faruqi and other dignitaries at the opening of a Lincoln Corner at the Shamsul Ulema Daudpota Library in Hyderabad.
Open to the public, Lincoln Corner Hyderabad is an authoritative source of information about the United States, as well as an internet café, classroom, and community centre.
Speaking at the inaugural event, Consul General Dodman said, “Like all Lincoln Corners in Pakistan, Lincoln Corner Hyderabad focuses on two undisputed values that both countries share: education and democracy. Lincoln Corners are named after Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, and a symbol of freedom and self-education. The corners are places where all Pakistani citizens are welcome to access information of all kinds free of charge and I hope that the people of Hyderabad and Jamshoro will make good use of this space.”
Lincoln Corners are partnerships between the United States and Pakistani public libraries, universities, and community centres (known elsewhere in the world as American Corners). Since 2012, the U.S. Consulate General Karachi has been working closely with the Department of Culture, Government of Sindh to establish Lincoln Corners at their public libraries in Hyderabad, Larkana and Khairpur.
Lincoln Corners provide resources and venues designed to strengthen local communities, increase people to people connections between Americans and Pakistanis, and increase the understanding among Pakistanis of shared values with the United States, especially education and democracy.
The new Lincoln Corner in Shamsul Ulema Daudpota Library will be open Monday to Friday from 9 AM till 4 PM.