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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?.

     5,500
  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF PAKISTAN

    This book defines and explains the 1973 Constitution with the help of the case law of Pakistan, India and other countries. It also refers to the previous constitutions of Pakistan for guidance. Its special focus is on the Objectives Resolution, division of powers between the President and Prime Minister, the constitutional role of the Armed Forces, the role of the superior judiciary in interpreting the constitution and constitutional issues, emergency provisions, federalism and Islamic provisions, etc. There is also significant discussion on the provision and enforcement of fundamental rights.

    The author takes the reader step by step through each and every article of the constitution, discussing it threadbare and placing it in its proper juristic context. The author gives his own views on the subject of Article 2 A (Objectives Resolution) and also cites the views of several well known jurists. The decisions of various judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the four High Courts are also incorporated. In this context, the speeches of the Quaid-e-Azam. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Liaqat Ali Khan and Biarat Chandra Mandle (a minority representative) are also relied upon. The author has also elaborated fundamental rights, relying upon support from the Holy Quran and the judgments of the superior courts of Pakistan and India and some other countries. Finally, the book highlights the role of ‘Principles of Policies’ in the governance of the State and in the interpretation of fundamental rights.
    ISBN: 9694023734
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: TEXT, CASE LAW AND ANALYTICAL COMMENTARY (2ND REVISED & UPDATED EDITION) 3 VOLUMES
    Author: SYED SHABBAR RAZA RIZVI

     2,995
  • IT’S OK TO BE ANGRY ABOUT CAPITALISM

    Bernie Sanders has changed US politics forever Owen Jones It s OK to be angry about capitalism. It s OK to want something better. Bernie Sanders takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled greed, and rigged against ordinary people. Where a handful of oligarchs have never had it so good, with more money than they could spend in a thousand lifetimes, and the vast majority struggle to survive. Where a decent standard of living for all seems like an impossible dream. How can we accept an economic order that allows three billionaires to control more wealth than the bottom half of our society? How can we accept a political system that allows the super-rich to buy elections and politicians? How can we accept an energy system that rewards the fossil fuel corporations causing the climate crisis? How can we let it happen any longer? We must demand fundamental economic and political change. This is where the path forward begins. It s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism presents a vision of what would be possible if the political revolution took place. If we would finally recognize that economic rights are human rights, and work to create a society that provides them. This isn t some utopian fantasy; this is democracy as we should know it. Is it really too much to ask?
    ISBN: 9780241643280
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle:
    Author: BERNIE SANDERS

     4,645
  • MY PAKISTAN


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

     1,200
  • TINDERBOX

    In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, M.J. Akbar embarks on a historical whodunnit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events, people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. He brings an impressive array of research, perception and analysis to solve this puzzle with a fluent, engaging narrative style, making a difficult subject deceptively accessible. There could be no better guide to the subcontinent s past, and a glimpse into its future.
    ISBN: 9789350291948
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF PAKISTAN
    Author: M. J. AKBAR

     1,495
  • DISPATCHES OF RESILIENCE

    Mohsin Dawar, an influential and fearless voice in Pakistan?s contemporary politics, presents a collection of his articles charting the rise of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and the National Democratic Movement (NDM). Framed with a new introduction, this captivating anthology dives into a world of conflict and social injustices. Dawar unflinchingly tackles topics of terrorism, displacement and the fight for human rights, presenting a nuanced understanding of these issues.

    ?The spectre of violence has marked the stunning landscape of Waziristan, denying its hardworking people peace and prosperity from the 1880s until now. All stakeholders need to hear and pay heed to Mohsin Dawar?s passionate voice and reasoned proposals.?
    ? Ashraf Ghani, Former President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

    ?The author, a representative of the people of North Waziristan, reveals the devastating consequences of misguided policies of the Pakistani state that allowed terrorist organisations to flourish in the region.?
    ? Farhatullah Babar, Former Senator

    ?Mohsin Dawar boldly questions policies of the Pakistani state that have resulted in the rise of the Taliban and are responsible for many of Pakistan?s problems. Even those who disagree with his views will find that the questions he raises must be addressed before Pakistan can reimagine itself as a fully functional democratic federation.?
    ? Husain Haqqani, Former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S

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    ?This collection of articles helps engage with the sensitivities and political sensibilities of young Pushtuns in the tribal belt of Pakistan. Seen primarily from the terrorism lens, the world outside the area forgot to see the agony caused by decades of war in which the population was immersed deliberately? there is a lot we can hear and see in this important compilation.?
    ? Ayesha Sidiqqa, Author of Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan?s Military Economy
    ISBN: 9789697834600
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE FIGHT FOR LIFE IN PAKISTAN
    Author: MOHSIN DAWAR

     850
  • UNDER THE GUN

    ?Under the Gun displays Niloufer Siddiqui?s meticulous research about a relatively fresh subject of violence as a strategy of political parties in Pakistan. Its three-fold analytical framework includes models of the intra-party infrastructure of violence (MQM), outsourcing to violence specialists (PPP] and forming electoral alliances with militant groups (PML-N), along with a dual model of adopting non-violence in the core area of support and violence in the party?s outpost (ANP). This fantastic study of formal and informal political actors in Pakistan unravels the role of state capacity, ethnicity, party organisation and local strongmen in the context of vote politics.?
    ? Mohammad Waseem, Lahore University of Management Sciences

    ?Under the Gun breaks new grounds in providing a theoretically informed, methodologically robust and comparatively insightful account of the understudied violence stemming from political parties in Pakistan. A brilliant book and a must-read for all Pakistan and South Asia specialists and young researchers.?
    ? Farhan Siddiqui, Quaid-e-Azam University

    ?In this impressive and in-depth academic endeavour, Niloufer Siddiqui studies the intersections of violence and democracy. Investigating how parties organise and structure violence in strategic and relational ways, Under the Gun creatively argues for the need to consider the incentives, costs and capacity associated with party violence. Using data gathered through extensive fieldwork and surveys conducted in Pakistan, Siddiqui?s scholarship has made an exciting contribution to our understanding of contemporary Pakistani politics. An important and timely read.?
    ? Zoha Waseem, University of Warwick
    ISBN: 9789697834587
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: POLITICAL PARTIES AND VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN
    Author: NILOUFER A. SIDDIQUI

     1,995
  • COVER POINT

    A lifetime in the diplomatic service of Pakistan gave Jamsheed Marker a unique vantage point?in cricket terms, he was at cover point, i.e. ?near enough to the wicket to follow the action around the stumps?yet sufficiently distant for a general overview of the state of play?. This work relates the first-hand impressions of Mr Marker, which he garnered during his illustrious career, starting with Quaid-i-Azam M.A. Jinnah up until the rule of General Pervez Musharraf.
    ISBN: 9780199402892
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: IMPRESSIONS OF LEADERSHIP IN PAKISTAN
    Author: JAMSHEED MARKER

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  • THE HELL OF GOOD INTENTIONS

    From the New York Times?bestselling author Stephen M. Walt, The Hell of Good Intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent American foreign policy?explaining why it has been plagued by disasters like the ?forever wars? in Iraq and Afghanistan and outlining what can be done to fix it.

    In 1992, the United States stood at the pinnacle of world power and Americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand. Twenty-five years later, those hopes have been dashed. Relations with Russia and China have soured, the European Union is wobbling, nationalism and populism are on the rise, and the United States is stuck in costly and pointless wars that have squandered trillions of dollars and undermined its influence around the world.

    The root of this dismal record, Walt argues, is the American foreign policy establishment?s stubborn commitment to a strategy of ?liberal hegemony.? Since the end of the Cold War, Republicans and Democrats alike have tried to use U.S. power to spread democracy, open markets, and other liberal values into every nook and cranny of the planet. This strategy was doomed to fail, but its proponents in the foreign policy elite were never held accountable and kept repeating the same mistakes.

    Donald Trump won the presidency promising to end the misguided policies of the foreign policy ?Blob? and to pursue a wiser approach. But his erratic and impulsive style of governing, combined with a deeply flawed understanding of world politics, are making a bad situation worse. The best alternative, Walt argues, is a return to the realist strategy of ?offshore balancing,? which eschews regime change, nation-building, and other forms of global social engineering. The American people would surely welcome a more restrained foreign policy, one that allowed greater attention to problems here at home. This long-overdue shift will require abandoning the futile quest for liberal hegemony and building a foreign policy establishment with a more realistic view of American power.

    Clear-eyed, candid, and elegantly written, Stephen M. Walt?s The Hell of Good Intentions offers both a compelling diagnosis of America?s recent foreign policy follies and a proven formula for renewed success.
    ISBN: 9780374280031
    Publisher: FARRAR
    Subtitle: AMERICA’S FOREIGN POLICY ELITE AND THE DECLINE OF U.S. PRIMACY
    Author: STEPHEN M. WALT

     1,995
  • FRONTIER STATIONS

    This book chronicles the author?s account of his public service of over forty years while serving at the highest levels of civil governments in different provinces of Pakistan, including the Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir. The author records his account from his own distinct perspective.

    The book is insightful and remarkable in its authenticity and frankness. It is both a personal memoir and a reflection on Pakistan?s system of administration. Durrani has an insider?s view of many of the critical issues of governance and development which Pakistan faces. His long career covers a critical period of Pakistan?s recent history and he is a valuable witness to it. The book will be of interest not only to the reading public of Pakistan but to specialists, academics, diplomats, journalists and development practitioners.
    ISBN: 9789697344338
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: AN ACCOUNT OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN PAKISTAN
    Author: SHAKIL DURRANI

     2,750
  • WE’VE LEARNT NOTHING FROM HISTORY

    In this book, Air Marshal (Retired) M. Asghar Khan presents an insider’s view of Pakistan’s struggle for democracy from the 1960s to the present. The book expounds on the early entry of Pakistan’s armed forces into the country’s politics and the author’s opposition to military rule that began in 1968 with the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy. This movement resulted in the ouster of President Muhammad Ayub Khan in 1969 after eleven years of military rule. The author describes his continued opposition to autocratic and dictatorial rule, especially General Yahya Khan’s policy of brutal suppression through military action in East Pakistan. He also recounts his strong criticism of the General’s refusal to hand over power to Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and the Awami League?winners of the first-ever free and fair general elections held in Pakistan. The author recalls Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s rise to political power during the 1970s, and General Ziaul Haq’s dogmatic and iron-fisted military rule during the 1980s, and elaborates on some pertinent features of Pakistan’s domestic and international situation. The book concludes with the author’s assessment of General Pervez Musharraf’s five years in power consequent upon the re-entry of the armed forces in the country’s politics in 1999, after a brief and tumultuous interlude with democracy.
    ISBN: 9780199064847
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: PAKISTAN: POLITICS AND MILITARY POWER
    Author: M. ASGHAR KHAN

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  • PAKISTAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    Pakistan in the Twentieth Century analyses both the vision and the reality of a South Asian polity. Beginning with an examination of the people and forces that shaped the construction of an independent and predominantly Muslim state within the subcontinent, this historical study describes the events and the work of the many personalities who influenced Pakistan?s development in the fifty years following the transfer of power. The reality of the Pakistan of today differs markedly from the vision of the founders of Pakistan.
    ISBN: 9780195792768
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A POLITICAL HISTORY
    Author: LAWRENCE ZIRING

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  • PAKISTAN-A DREAM GONE SOUR

    Fifty years after its creation, Pakistan continues its search for stability. In August 1947, at the time of independence, Pakistan symbolized the wishes and expectations of the Muslims of the subcontinent, united under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

    In August 1997, there seems to be a crisis of public confidence in the country?s future. The reality of today?s Pakistan is very different from the dream. This book is in the main the story of six of Pakistan?s Presidents Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Z. A. Bhutto, Ziaul Haq, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, and Farooq Leghari?each of whom has, in his own way, directly or indirectly, contributed to the sense of betrayal and loss of confidence that is prevalent in the country. The author also examines the question of where sovereignty really lies in Pakistan and analyses critically the roles not only for the six presidents, but also of politicians, bureaucrats, judiciary, and the armed forces, and concludes with an assessment of the implications for Pakistan?s democracy of recent political events.
    ISBN: 9780195779806
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ROEDAD KHAN

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  • ROBBING AN ELECTION

    Aitzaz Ahsan’s White Paper “Robbing an Election” analyses the election result in the Lahore constituency NA 124 won by the PML-N in May 2013 based on observations and certificates attesting to massive destruction of the electoral record by the Returning Officer. It will have a major impact on the issue of electoral fraud gripping the country.
    ISBN: 9696520061
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: A WHITE PAPER ON THE ELECTION HEL IN NA-124 LAHORE-VII ON MAY 11, 2013
    Author: AITZAZ AHSAN

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  • QUAID-I-AZAM’S PLANNING FOR PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9789696521235
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: NADEEM SHAFIQ MALIK

     980
  • THE INDUS SAGA AND THE MAKING OF PAKISTAN

    Aitzaz Ahsan has come out with a new vision of the history of Pakistan ? a vision that may be termed as the ?Discovery of Pakistan?. Ahsan has come forward boldly on a theme which the Pakistan historians have so far hesitated to elaborate ?? If we have created Pakistan ?. there must be the history of the land of the people who have lived and laboured here. The future generations deserve to have a history of the country. Aitzaz Ahsan is a lawyer, which makes the breath of his historical, sociological and cultural research all the more impressive. He underlies his abiding theme: the vein of resistance in Pakistani culture exists in contradiction to the officially imposed or sanctioned ideologies. The Indus Saga questions and rejects many of the widely-accepted myths of subcontinental history; highlights the dichotomy between the Indus region and India; and shows the almost unbroken continuity of a distinct social and political order. It is bold, innovative, provocative and highly readable.


    ISBN: 9789696520856
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AITZAZ AHSAN

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  • KARACHI

    With a population exceeding twenty million, Karachi is one of the world’s largest megacities. It is also one of the most violent.

    Since the mid-1980s, Karachi has endured endemic political conflict and criminal violence, which revolve around control of the city and its resources (votes, land and bhatta, protection, money). These struggles for the city have become ethnicised. In the process, Karachi, often referred to as a “Pakistan in miniature”, has become increasingly fragmented, socially as well as territorially.

    Despite this chronic state of urban political warfare, Karachi remains the cornerstone of the economy of Pakistan. In contrast to the chaotic and anarchic city portrayed in journalistic accounts, there is indeed order of a kind in the city’s permanent civil war.


    ISBN: 9786277626228
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: ORDERED DISORDER AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CITY
    Author: LAURENT GAYER

     1,695
  • GUJARAT UNDER MODI

    In 2012 Narendra Modi became the first Hindu nationalist politician thrice elected to lead a state of the Indian Union, his stewardship as Chief Minister of Gujarat being the longest in that state?s history. Modi and his BJP supporters explained his achievement by pointing to economic growth under his leadership, yet detractors point out that Modi has been more business-friendly than market-friendly?to the benefit of large industrial corporations, and at the cost of great social polarisation. In 2002, an anti-Muslim pogrom of unparalleled ferocity occurred in Gujarat, leading to the biggest number of Muslim deaths since Partition. The state?s Hindu majority immediately rallied around Modi. No serious riot has occurred in Gujarat since, but polarisation was key to Modi?s strategy there, and he has deployed that strategy again and again since he became Prime Minister of India in 2014. For Modi has cultivated a communal image. A marketing genius, his messaging combines the politics of Hindutva with economic modernisation, to the clear appreciation of Gujarat?s middle class. Christophe Jaffrelot?s revealing book shows how Modi?s Gujarat served as the laboratory of Modi?s India, not only in terms of Hindu majoritarianism and national populism, but also of caste and class politics.

    ISBN: 9781849044295
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: LABORATORY OF TODAY’S INDIA
    Author: CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

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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

     3,000