Wiki in Pakistan: Filling in the missing jigsaw pieces

BY SAQIB QAYYUM CHOUDHRY

Few Pakistanis realise how valuable the knowledge that they possess really is.

What you know can be imparted to thousands of people on the internet, impacting countless lives and events, while spreading better awareness of Pakistani topics across the globe.

The predominant way that happens these days is, of course, Wikipedia.

Wikipedia – the online encyclopaedia that covers nearly everything – and its popularity has a lot to do with the fact that it’s free, non­-commercial, and has become more than an authority on virtually every possible subject. Available in almost 300 languages, it aims to give mankind access to the sum of all human knowledge in their respective languages.

However, although it is a giant, Wikipedia is still a work in progress.

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