Paulo Coelho, the acclaimed Brazilian lyricist, and novelist, best known for his work The Alchemist, is urging people to send books to Balochistan.
It was on Monday when Coelho in a tweet said, ” ‘Send books to Balochistan, they’re building reading rooms’, while sharing a Samaa Tv news story from Pakistan.
This latest development comes as the Local community members in the province have initiated one-room libraries in different parts of Balochistan including Naal, Wadh, Awaran, Quetta, Kohlu, Turbat and Gwadar in an effort to make reading material more accessible for the youth.
This unexpected tweet from the world-famous author has left Pakistanis amazed:
Thank you so much Paulo! You have made our day 🙏 ✨— Sikander Bizenjo (@sikanderbizenjo) August 17, 2020
Accept my gratitude and respect from Balochistan.— A Qahar Kakar (@Albendazolum) August 17, 2020
Thank you for your moral support. 📚
This is our library , many Pualo fans are here in Balochistan Loar Karez Library.— Abdullah Rodeni (@abii_rodeni) August 18, 2020
We have less books. pic.twitter.com/7MhEFRmFpK
As being reported, a number of students from different universities in Wadh, Balochistan have developed a Wadh student library committee and collectively they are transforming many abandoned spaces into small libraries and reading corners.