Since becoming the Minister Information Mr. Sherjeel Inam Memon has enhanced the role of Directorate of Publication by enhancing / expanding, with ensuring emphasis on publicity of Government Policies, Development, Progress, Prosperity, Achievements etc. through different publications.
Directorate of Publication Information Department has brought out as many as 70 books in the tenure of the Peoples Party Government. The Department’s regular publications i.e. Monthly “Izhar” (Urdu) and “Paigham” (Sindhi) are dedicated to promoting literature, history and cultural perspective. The magazines are regularly mailed and dispatched to writers, intellectuals besides public libraries. 15 special publications were also brought out to pay homage and to promote the teachings of our great mystic saints and poets Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Hazrat Sachal Sarmast and Shah Inayat Shaheed. In addition to this 10 special publications were also brought out, which were dedicated to pay homage to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on the eve of their birth and martyrdom anniversaries.
Special issues / publications were also distributed among the dignitaries at adbi conferences held at urs celebrations of Hazrat Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sachal Sarmast, and Qalandar Lal Shahbaz.
It is worth mentioning here that on the instructions and personal interest of honorable Minister Information Sherjeel Inam Memon, this Directorate has published a book on twice popularly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto titled, “A-Pictorial Biography”, which was inaugurated by the honorable President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari in 2011.
Another important book published by this Directorate was “Exploring Sindh”. The book was an in-depth study on history, geography, cultural heritage and the administrative setup of Sindh.
On the special directives of the Minister, a weekly publication “Sindh Manzar” was launched in 2012. This combined Urdu and Sindhi magazine is dedicated to promote literature and culture of the Sindh province along with projection of Government activities and policies.
Telephone Directory of Sindh Government was also published in year 2010-11, which received great acclamation.
Book in English, Urdu and Sindhi on Special initiatives and Development projects announced by the former President Asif Ali Zardari was also published in March 2010.
Book on Shuhda / Injured persons of tragic incidents at Karachi (18-10-2007) and Rawalpindi (27-12-2007) was also published.
Efforts were made to reach out to intellectuals, writers, poets and literary figures of Sindh with the request to contribute for these official magazines, Department also paid reasonable amount as remuneration to writers/contributors against their valuable contributions.
Special publications were also brought out every year on annual performance of the Democratic Government of Sindh in all important sectors.