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  • DEAR MR JINNAH

    Islamabad: A new 432 pages book titled ?Dear Mr Jinnah? – 70 years in the life of a Pakistani civil servant by Salman Faruqui, a former high-ranking civil servant, offers a unique perspective on Pakistan?s history since independence.

    The memoir blends Faruqui?s personal reminiscences with eye witness accounts of key political developments in the country?s history from 1947 when he and his family were abruptly uprooted during the Partition, and till 2017, when he completed his tenure as the Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan.

    Faruqui served in the secretariats of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Prime Minister Junejo, and held some of the top civil service positions in the country, including Ambassador At Large, Secretary General to the President of Pakistan, and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission. This memoir provides a rich tapestry of anecdotes that illuminate Pakistan?s tumultuous political landscape. ?Dear Mr Jinnah? acts as both a tribute to the nation?s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and a reflection on the hopes and disappointments of a seasoned civil servant. The book delves into the challenges, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted roadblocks that Pakistan has faced over its seventy years as a nation. Faruqui?s insightful and thought-provoking insider perspective sheds light on the complexities of Pakistani politics.

    With a memorable line ?nothing moves with a clear destination within Pakistan, except the mighty Indus.? Pakistan?s historian Professor wrote ?There is much here for students of history and a general readership to learn and benefit from?.

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  • MY PAKISTAN


    ISBN: A6500
    Publisher: BOOK HOME
    Subtitle:
    Author: ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO

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  • ALEXANDER THE GREAT

    In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

    The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy and tactics, from Hannibal to Napoleon, with countless more in between. He flashed across the sky of history like a comet, glowing brightly and burning out quickly: crowned at age nineteen, dead by thirty-two. He established the greatest empire of the ancient world; Greek coins and statues are found as far east as Afghanistan. Our interest in him has never faded.

    Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India. Alexander spent nearly all his adult life away from his homeland, and he and his men helped spread the Greek language throughout western Asia, where it would become the lingua franca of the ancient world. Within a short time after Alexander?s death in Baghdad, his empire began to fracture. Best known among his successors are the Ptolemies of Egypt, whose empire lasted until Cleopatra.

    In his lively and authoritative biography of Alexander, classical scholar and historian Philip Freeman describes Alexander?s astonishing achievements and provides insight into the mercurial character of the great conqueror. Alexander could be petty and magnanimous, cruel and merciful, impulsive and farsighted. Above all, he was ferociously, intensely competitive and could not tolerate losing?which he rarely did. As Freeman explains, without Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would surely not have been as great as it was, even if his motivation was not to spread Greek culture for beneficial purposes but instead to unify his empire. Only a handful of people have influenced history as Alexander did, which is why he continues to fascinate us.
    ISBN: 9781416592815
    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Subtitle:
    Author: PHILIP FREEMAN

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  • THE CONTRACTOR

    A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani jail in 2011. Unfortunately, much of it is misleading or downright false information.

    Now, the man at the center of the controversy tells his side of the story for the very first time. In The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis, Davis offers an up-close and personal look at the 2011 incident in Lahore, Pakistan, that led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table scrambled to get him out.

    How did a routine drive turn into front-page news? Davis dissects the incident before taking readers on the same journey he endured while trapped in the Kafkaesque Pakistani legal system. As a veteran security contractor, Davis had come to terms with the prospect of dying long before the January 27, 2011 shooting, but nothing could prepare him for being a political pawn in a game with the highest stakes imaginable.

    An eye-opening memoir, The Contractor takes the veil off Raymond Davis’s story and offers a sober reflection on the true cost of the War on Terror.
    ISBN: 9781941631843
    Publisher: BENBELLA
    Subtitle: HOW I LANDED IN A PAKISTANI PRISON AND IGNITED A DIPLOMATIC CRISIS
    Author: RAYMOND DAVIS

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  • BORN TO STRUGGLE

    Recipient of several international awards, Fatima was nominated in 2004 as one of the fifty greatest South Africans. In 1999, she was listed among the top ?100 Women Who Shook South Africa.? Despite being banned three times by the apartheid government, shot at, and imprisoned, she remained a fearless anti-apartheid fighter until freedom was won. Fiercely independent, she was a compelling character of Muslim and Indian heritage who left a profound impact on the history of South Africa?s Liberation Movement. Her life story and contributions should be preserved for future generations.
    ISBN: 9780190700553
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A BIOGRAPHY OF FATIMA MEER – SOUTH AFRICAN – INDIAN MUSLIM – ANTI APARTHEID – HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST
    Author: ARJUMAND WAJID

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  • ALIM-UD-DIN A STRAIGHT BAT

    Alim-ud-din was a right-hand determined opening batsman, among the first generation of Pakistan cricketers. It is fair to suggest that Alim s more celebrated colleagues, namely skipper Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Imtiaz Ahmed, Fazal Mahmood, Khan Mohammad, Maqsood Ahmed & Hanif Mohammad, got more attention and publicity, nevertheless Alim s workmanlike contribution had its value in Pakistan s cricket s first decade in international arena. As an opening batsman, he successfully held off challenge posed by both pace and spin, at home and away on matting and turf. Alim was one of the key components of Pakistan s encouraging start, in the international cricket arena. Having missed out in A.H.Kardar s initial years in charge against both MCC (1951-52) at home and the tour of India (1952-53), Alim won selection for Pakistan s four successive overseas tours: England (1954), West Indies (1957-58), India (1960-61) and England (1962). His 25-Test career stretching to eight years, included appearance in ten consecutive Test series for Pakistan, a testimony to his cricketing pedigree. The layout of the book, is a touch different, from the standard practice for it has a senior editor and two additional contributors. It is a scenario of multiple authors, each doing his bit, in peeling off the layers of the subject matter. Dr. Khadim Baloch looks more at Alim-ud-din s family roots and the impact of Vinoo Mankad, skipper A.H.Kardar and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, on his life, both on and off the cricket field. Mohammed Salim Parvez is UK based freelance cricket writer, historian, statistician and an archivist. The third contributor, Najum Latif, a Punjab University player, Research Scholar, Cricket historian and founding curator of Pakistan s first Cricket Museum in the pavilion of Bagh-i-Jinnah, Lahore, has provided the readers with, invaluable insight of the key matches at the ground, in the series of 1950s and indeed his friendship with Alim-ud-din that blossomed in the later years of the opening batsman. I took upon the task of narrating Alim-ud-din s entire cricket career on season-to-season basis, to form a biography of Alim-ud-din.
    ISBN: 9789699739965
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: CRICKETING TIMES OF PAKISTAN OPENER FROM THOSE HALCYON DAYS
    Author: DR. KHADIM HUSSAIN BALOCH MOHAMMED SALIM PARVEZ NAJUM LATIF

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  • CABOOL

    Cabool, first published in 1842, is a must read. It s a rare book published with the aim to preserve archives. In recent years, there has been a growing and urgent upsurge of interest to learn about Afghanistan primarily, for political reasons and strategic international compulsions. The personal accounts and observations of Sir Alexander Burnes may provide us the historical backdrop of conflict in contemporary Afghanistan. It also presents the background of a colonial British strategy and the Russian plans for the hot waters as they were being constructed in the author’s time to which he was also an architect in his own right. The book invokes a world where war with Sindh is successfully averted; military features of the native land is mapped by the British; the river Indus is surveyed under false pretext; natural history and geology of the Indus basin is also recorded; negotiations aim at a commercial treaties with Dost Mohammed, sovereign of Afghanistan, and also with the Indian chiefs of the western provinces; Afghans are learning to live with Punjabis under Ranjeet Singh; Kaffirs dance to the tune of their ancient music, but the native suffers all in all to gradually become grey to the expanding British and Russian empires. Sir Alexander Burnes led the British commercial mission to the court of the Emir of Kabul in 1837-38. The mission was a failure. Burnes, however, re-entered Kabul in 1839 with the invading British troops that occupied the Afghan capital. In 1841 he lost his life just at the age of 36 at the hands of a raging Afghan mob
    ISBN: 9789696521600
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: BEING A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO AND RESIDENCE IN THAT CITY IN THE YEARS 1836 1837 1838
    Author: LT. COL. SIR ALEXANDER BURNES

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  • MRS PAKISTAN WORLD

    “Mrs Pakistan” is based on memoirs of American Pakistani beauty queen. Saman Hasnain Shah is a beauty queen to lead Pakistan to various international titles bringing Pakistan on the map as a married woman winning international pageants. She was crowned Mrs. Pakistan World in 2008 in Toronto, Canada and she proved that even though she was a wife, a mother, an author and a working woman, Shah gave her best to the pageant world. The book is about a married woman?s journey as Mrs. Pakistan World into the world of beauty pageants and how she achieved bringing Pakistan on the map of international pageants. Shah stated, ?My book is a true story that will change the world?s perspective on Pakistani women, relationships, struggles and successes.? Saman Hasnain Shah, launched her career in the pageant field with the Mrs. Pakistan World pageant, now known as Mrs. Pakistan. She was crowned in 2008 and from there was sent to two international Mrs. World and Mrs. Globe. She won a total of 6 international titles and became the first beauty queen for Pakistan to win so many titles. After spending 10 years in the USA, she came back to Pakistan to handle her family?s business. Shah stated that her book is for readers of all ages and genders and will positively impact the life of anyone who reads it.
    ISBN: 9789696521556
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: AN EPIC SAGA OF AN INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY QUEEN WITH BRAINS
    Author: SAMAN SHAH

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  • FAZL-I-HUSAIN

    Sir Mian Fazl-i-Husain was born in Sialkot and was one of the most Influential politicians in the United Punjab and a founding member of Unionist Party (Punjab). He is credited with having been the main engineer of the scheme to establish employment quotas for Muslims in the Indian civil service. He practised barristary at Sialkot; during 1905-1920 practised at the bar of the Punjab Chief Court and Punjab High Court. He served as minister for education, health and local government, Punjab from 1921-1925. He was the substitute delegate for India to the assembly of the League of Nations in 1927. He became officiating member of the governor-general executive council, department of education, health and lands in 1929. Fazl i Husain was one of the founders of the old Punjab Unionist Party, and was opposed to Jinnah’s vision of an Independent Pakistan. In fact, when he was nominated to the central government of the British Raj, he allowed a Hindu, Chaudhry Sir Chhotu Ram, to take over the leadership of the Punjab Unionist Party to empasize the importance of communal harmony. Sir Fazl i Husain was a member of the legislative assembly of Punjab prior to the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms. In 1930 he was appointed a member of the Viceroy’s Council for India. He was knighted in 1926 and appointed a KCSI in 1932. After his death, Fazl i Husain’s son Mian Azim Husain wrote this biography of him “Fazl i Husain, A Political Biography”
    ISBN: 9789696520504
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY
    Author: AZIM HUSAIN

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  • AAFIA UNHEARD


    ISBN: 9789696521631
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: UNCOVERING THE PERSONAL AND LEGAL MYSTERIES SURROUNDING FBI’S MOST WANTED WOMAN!
    Author: DAWOOD GHAZANAVI

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  • AN AMERICAN PLAYER OF THE GREAT GAME


    ISBN: 9789696521532
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: KHAN IDRIS

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  • BENAZIR

    The novel Benazir was originally written in Turkish language by Ya?arSeyman. It is a tribute to the democratic struggle of the people of Pakistan. They struggled against the dictatorial regime and for the restoration of democracy and rule of law in the country, after the assassination of their beloved leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by a military dictatorship. This struggle paved the way for the rise of the first Muslim female leadership in Pakistan.

    The novelis a truly magnificent expression of the mutual friendship between Pakistan and Turkey. This novel is undoubtedly an unbelievable demonstration of love between the two nations belonging to two different countries and two different cultures. The book has been translated in English by Selin Bucak
    ISBN: 9789696521013
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: A BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL
    Author: YASAR SEYMAN

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  • THE MIRAGE OF POWER

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, brilliant orator, astute politician and statesman, autocrat and a man of the people, is remembered as much for his death by execution as for his extraordinary life.

    The six years, from 1971 to 1977, that Bhutto led Pakistan from a defeated and demoralized country to a proud, dynamic and rehabilitated nation, are recorded and assessed by one of his closest associates, Dr. Mubashir Hasan.

    In this book, Dr. Mubashir Hasan presents an insider?s account of the Bhutto years. As a member and Secretary General of the Pakistan People?s Party, and Minister of Finance in Bhutto?s Cabinet, the author was a close observer of the power struggle that raged within the inner sanctums of the party.

    For the very first time, he reveals details of the tragic shift of state power from the leadership of the people to the traditional military-bureaucratic Establishment. He also writes about the factors that contributed to Bhutto?s fall from an adored leader of the people to an isolated, lonely, and defeated man, executed by his own chosen military leader.
    ISBN: 9789696520627
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: AN INQUIRY INTO THE BHUTTO YEARS 1971-1977
    Author: DR. MUBASHIR HASAN

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  • PAKISTAN’S WARRIOR PRINCESS BENAZIR BHUTTO: FROM MY HEART


    ISBN: 9789699739989
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SARIA BENAZIR

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  • UNRAVELLING GORDIAN KNOTS

    Unravelling Gordian Knots explores the life and times of Dr. Ishrat Husain, from his earliest days in a refugee camp in newly made Pakistan to his impactful tenures in the civil services, World Bank, State Bank of Pakistan, academia and institutional reform. A sweeping story, the biography touches upon the key moments in Pakistan?s history as told through the eyes of Dr. Ishrat Husain who served as Governor of State Bank and also other notables drawn from Pakistan?s politics and industry and the institutions Dr. Ishrat Husain has contributed to. As a high-ranking civil servant Dr. Ishrat Husain is an eyewitness to such epochal episodes as the separation East Pakistan and while at the World Bank he saw firsthand the economic struggles of African nations and countries formerly in the Soviet Union. Later he led Pakistan?s economic recovery in the 2000s and for past two decades has been involved in reform of the country?s public and private institutions. A savant and celebrated economist, Dr. Ishrat Husain has left his mark on several institutions. Currently Dr. Ishrat Husain is the Minister for Institutional Reform and as Pakistan strives to improve its public institutions and reform its bureaucracy, his timely biography is a must read for policy makers, educationists, economists, corporate managers and anyone interested in learning about a lifetime of service.
    ISBN: 9789698729561
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE WORKS AND WORLDS OF DR. ISHRAT HUSSAIN
    Author: SIBTAIN NAQVI

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  • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

    Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

    For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

    Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

    Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.

    Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.
    ISBN: 9780385496490
    Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS
    Subtitle: AN OLD MAN, A YOUNG MAN, AND LIFE’S GREATEST LESSON
    Author: MITCH ALBOM

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

    Anne Frank’s diary needs no introduction. This beautifully written memoir of a young girl caught in the middle of one of the most horrific periods of human history, is a testament to the indestructible human will to persevere and survive in the face of the most adverse of circumstances.
    ISBN: 9789698729127
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ANNE FRANK

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  • IN THE LINE OF FIRE

    It is almost unprecedented for a head of state to publish a memoir while still in office. But Pervez Musharraf is no ordinary head of state. As President of Pakistan since 1999, his is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and he continues to play a crucial role in the global war on terror. A one-time supporter of the Taliban, a general who fought in several wars, President Musharraf took a decisive turn against militant Islam in 2001. Since then he has survived two assassination attempts; rooted out militants in his own government; helped direct countless raids against al-Qaeda both in his cities and in the mountains; and tracked Osama bin Laden with technical and human intelligence. IN THE LINE OF FIRE is astonishingly revealing and honest about dozens of topics of intense interest to the world. Among its many exactly how Pakistani authorities tracked down and smashed three major al-Qaeda control centres in the mountains; how al-Qaeda’s many-layered structure was revealed after the assassination attempts; Bin Laden’s current position within the al-Qaeda hierarchy; what it has been like to deal with Bush and Blair; how Pakistan and India have avoided nuclear confrontation; and much more. The terrible earthquake of 2005, killing nearly 40,000 Pakistanis, is just one chapter in a life and career that has been filled with danger and drama. The worldwide launch of President Musharraf’s memoir promises to be a sensation.
    ISBN: 9780743295826
    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Subtitle: A MEMOIR
    Author: PERVEZ MUSHARRAF

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  • GLIMPSES INTO THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

    This book offers an insider’s view of people and events that directly affected the course of Pakistan’s political history. The author gradually widens the scope of his recollections from his boyhood and school days as a child in a peripatetic military family, to events of Partition, his cadetship at Sandhurst, and the huge affairs of state he experienced as the son of Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan, former Commander-in-Chief and President and Pakistan’s first military ruler, as also in his capacity as Ayub Khan’s ADC, and eventually as a politician in his own right.
    Details of important military campaigns of the period before and during which Gohar Ayub rejoined service in the army are also included in these memoirs, as are pen portraits of members of his immediate family and leading contemporary personalities.
    Glimpses into the Corridors of Power will appeal to all readers interested in an informed personal perspective of significant events in Pakistan’s history from a leading political personality who had access to the inner sanctums of power.
    ISBN: 9780195473544
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GOHAR AYUB KHAN

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  • THE PATH I MADE

    The Path I Made: A Memoir records the extraordinary journey of Dr Tasnim Ahsan culminating in her role of the first female Director of Pakistan’s largest state hospital, JPMC. Narrated against the backdrop of Partition, the fall of Dacca and of the binding power of family and friends, it is also the story of the spirit of the Pakistani nation. Prof. Durriya Kazi, educationist and artist Being a woman in a Pakistani society is never easy. With crippling honesty, Dr Tasnim Ahsan takes her readers on a personal, at times painful journey sharing the highs and lows of her personal and professional life. But it is a life well lived, never the lesson her own terms with grace and gravitas, while balancing relationships. Zofeen T Ebrahim, journalist
    ISBN: 9789697162116
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: A MEMOIR
    Author: TASNIM AHSAN

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