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  • THE FOURTH ESTATE

    Khalid Hasan Is back with more racy stuff about people and politics in Pakistan. This latest collection of his articles has it all. ZAB, Paiz, Manto, Skipper Kardar, A.S. Bokhari, Habib Jalib, Kausar Niazi, Musarrat Nazir, Ava Gardner the list goes on. Khalid liasan once said that he found it far easier to4m,,a01 write about people than about issues and so it is his subtle and ironical look at Pakistani people,.the famous and the infamous, that makes this collection very readable.

    So settle back and enjoy Khalid liasan’s portraits of people and events that make Pakistan such a unique melting pot where the humourous and the bizarre go side by side.
    ISBN: 969402255X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE FRAGMENTATION OF AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan has long been a country in turmoil. For decades, imperial powers, Islamic fundamentalists, tribal warriors, and communists have struggled for control of a nation that is geographically and ethnically fragmented.

    Their conflict reached a peak in the fourteen-year-long civil war that erupted in 1978, a war that resulted in the disintegration of Afghanistan as a state. This fascinating book is a complete analysis of the Afghan civil war, from the 1978 communist coup to the fall of Najibullah, the last Soviet-installed president, in 1992.

    Drawing on interviews and unpublished private and government documents, Barnett Rubin shows how both the communist regime and the mujahidin (Islamic resistance) recruited leaders and mobilized resources for the conflict, and how international changes from the election of Ronald Reagan to the collapse of the Soviet Union affected the Afghan state.

    Rubin argues that the origins, conduct, and resolution of the war were a function of Afghanistan’s connections to the international community, for Afghanistan was incorporated into a state system not of its own making, and foreign financial and military assistance transformed both tribalism and fundamentalism to the point that they are as much creations of international conflict as the resurgence of local traditions.


    ISBN: 0300059639
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     995
  • THE FRIDAY TIMES PROFILES

    This collection of profiles by Rina Saeed Khan was for The Friday Times, Pakistan’s most popular political weekly. They were written over a six-year period from 1992-1998 and include artists like Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq, intellectuals like Seyyed Hossein Nasr, filmstars like Neeli and war heroes like MM Alam. Lawyers like Dr Parvez Hassan, economists like Moeen Qureshi, politicians like Dr Noorjehan Panezai and global leaders like James Wolfensohn are also featured. Lucid pithy and insightful, these profiles are a valuable and interesting addition to the biographical literature of Pakistan.
    ISBN: 969402319X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     895
  • THE FUTURE OF PAKISTAN

    “Because Pakistan is marinated in crisis, attention is riveted on the latest outrage, disaster, or calamity to occur in the country. The often-asked question following such events is whether they will push Pakistan over the edge, ‘edge’ being variously defined-at the minimum, as another military takeover; at the maximum, as the breakup of the state. The cover of this book, which features a puzzle, symbolizes the larger analytical problem: is Pakistan coming apart or is it being put together in some new order?” -STEPHEN P. COHEN in the Preface

    “Pakistan has witnessed the banning of a number of militant groups and the arrests and targeted killings of key al Qaeda and related militants… The results have backfired-and continue to backfire-on the Pakistani army, through both colossal casualties in the tribal areas and direct attacks against regional and national security forces and military headquarters.” -LAILA BOKHARI

    “There is no likelihood of a takeover of Pakistan by religious extremists. Pakistanis are a deeply religious people, but extremism is alien to their nature, and, as they have proven, their tolerance for the Taliban form of government is very low while their tolerance for suffering in the cause of ridding themselves of this scourge is very high.”-SHAUKAT QADIR

    “If the military does seek full power over the next five years, it will probably be in response to domestic instability so palpable that military rule would be welcomed by most of the public.”-MARVIN G. WEINGAUM

    “Too often people use the argument that tradition is largely responsible for Pakistan’s challenges in lowering its population growth rate. That is fallacious. The lack of priority given to female education, combined with the lack of priority given to developing sectors in the economy to support the economic empowerment of women, is fundamentally responsible.”-ANITA M. WEISS

    “[Pakistan] can go either way: decline and fragment or emerge as a functioning democracy and middle-level economy. However, Pakistan’s turnaround is not possible without internal determination to address the issues that afflict the state and society and international support to meet those challenges.”-HASAN ASKARI RIZVI
    ISBN: 9789694025575
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE IDEA OF PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9694024919
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,995
  • THE ISLAMIC NATION

    The objective of this book is to examine the problem from a perspective common to Muslims, without losing sight of the key interests and concerns of the West. The book barely scratches the surface. Nevertheless, the author prays that Muslims and their leaders can look at the Ummah (world Muslim community), examine their strengths and weaknesses, and make themselves stronger in the process.
    ISBN: 9694022800
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE ISLAMIC NATION

    The objective of this book is to examine the problem from a perspective common to Muslims, without losing sight of the key interests and concerns of the West. The book barely scratches the surface. Nevertheless, the author prays that Muslims and their leaders can look at the Ummah (world Muslim community), examine their strengths and weaknesses, and make themselves stronger in the process
    ISBN: 9694022801
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     995
  • THE JUDICIARY AND POLITICS IN PAKISTAN 1999-2013

    This is a serious scholarly narrative about the past history of relationship between the judiciary and the executive in Pakistan. It also describes the different trends of the judiciary in deciding the cases of political importance and especially the pressure of the executive on the judiciary to get favorable decisions. This book describes, analyzes and highlights the history of judicial activism in the first decade of 21st century in Pakistan which helped the judiciary to liberate itself from undemocratic forces and to dispense justice in a free and fair atmosphere and without any cost. On the other it also describes that how the judiciary has been stretching its powers and to influence the decisions of the Executive and Parliament. This book explains the causes of conflict among the judiciary; the executive and parliament. It also throws light on the causes and consequences of judicial activism on political culture of Pakistan.
    This study is substantial contribution in the historical literature. It describes the new role of Pakistani judiciary in the political culture of Pakistan in which two prime ministers of Pakistan have been disqualified by judicial verdicts. The judiciary assumed the new role to eradicate corruption from society, to correct administrative actions of the government and to eliminate some social evils from society which developed a new phenomenon and affected the whole Pakistani social and political order. Significantly, this is a wide ranging account of a political role of the judiciary in Pakistan.

    ISBN: 9789694026619

    AUTHOR: NAJEEB UR REHMAN

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  • THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NAZIR AKBARABADI

    Nazir Akbarabadi (1735-1830) was a remarkable Urdu poet of the sub-continent, who stands out as being distinct from the romantic or mystic mainstream of medieval Urdu poetry. He was a private tutor by profession but despite tempting offers never made poetry a trade. Nazir’s poetry is at once objective and large-hearted. Absorbed in the zest for life, its joys and sorrows are for him only passing shadows on the stage. It is this down-to-earth realism that makes him so relevant to society today. He adopted a new idiom which was firmly rooted in the soil and had direct links with the masses. This is the first time any Pakistani has attempted to shed light for the English reader on Nazir and his many moods.
    ISBN: 9694024471
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE LIFE AND WORKS OF SAADAT HASAN MANTO

    This is the first full length study of the life and works of Manto to appear in the forty years since his death. Considering that he was amongst the foremost of the Urdu short story writers associated with the progressive writers movement as well as a powerful influence on the current generation of Urdu writers, it w4s time to remedy this literary vacuum.

    ISBN: Z1482 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: Z1482
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE MADRASSAH CHALLENGE

    An ever-expanding body of literature continues to concentrate on the supposed role the madrassah, or religious school, plays in threatening international security. Even though none of the 9/11 attackers studied in such schools, they are alleged to be incubators of militants in Pakistan and the region. In The Madrassah Challenge, C. Christine Fair explores the true significance of the madrassah and its role in Pakistan’s educational system.

    In her rigorous analysis, Fair examines the number of these schools in Pakistan, their share of the educational market, the curriculum, socioeconomic background of the students and the connections between the madrassah schools and militancy. Fair chronicles the Pakistan government’s efforts to reform the madrassah system and the support in Pakistan for such reform. She offers important policy implications and suggestions for policy initiatives that might address some of the main concerns emanating from ostensible ties between education and security inside and outside Pakistan.

    Drawing upon extensive interviews with madrassah officials, teachers and students in Pakistan, discussions with international government and nongovernmental analysts, and numerous survey data and opinion polls, Fair makes a comprehensive, rich, and timely contribution that helps separate fact from fiction.
    ISBN: 9789694025209
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE MAKING OF THE FRONTIER

    “Some word of explanation seems due when an unknown writer obtrudes a personal narrative on the public. My reason for writing this book was, that as the story of the development of the Gilgit Frontier, told in my letters and diaries, was read with interest by some who saw those papers, it seemed probable that its publication might give to those who have no chance of seeing the sort of life their countrymen lead on an uncivilised frontier, a faithful idea of what such an existence means. “ Colonel Algernon Durand

    The book is a plain and unvarnished tale of the experiences of a frontier officer in times of peace as well as in those of war. It was written under adverse circumstances, in the scanty hours of leisure snatched from- official work in India, and was written by the military secretary to the Viceroy of India.


    ISBN: 9694023122
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     995
  • THE MILITARY IN PAKISTAN

    This book is not an orthodox history of the Pakistani armed forces. Instead, it is an attempt to present the “imagined” history of the army and the impact of this perceived image on the reality of its establishment.

    This “imaginal” point of view is a highly eulogistic and one-sided version fed officially to the public to the exclusion of, or in opposition to, the reality itself.

    The image which is presented has the full backing of the state but it is not always real or true and rarely reveals the whole picture. Like the civil services, the top echelons of the army are British oriented and remain wedded to the colonial image long after the political and commercial classes have acquired an indigenous identity of their own.

    Over time, however, military power has become synonymous with the health of me state itself and come to dominate the “national” image of the country.

    The military has acquired a mystique and charisma which exceeds its objective reality and functional limitations. This book examines the military’s ceaseless pursuit of an imagined image of itself. It also shows how triviality rather than greatness, accident rather than design, fiction rather than fact have often been the quintessence of Pakistan’s military history.


    ISBN: 9694022827
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE MOHMANDS

    The publication of WRH Merk’s Report on the Mohmands completes a trilogy of three rare and valuable accounts of three major tribes living in the Tribal Areas of the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Merk’s Report, like the other two authoritative monographs by E Howell on the “Mahsuds” (Mizh: a Monograph on Government’s Relations with the Mahsud Tribe, Oxford University Press, Oxford in Asia Historical Reprint Series, 1979) and LW King on the “Orakzais” (Monograph on the Orakzai Country and Clans, Vanguard Books, Lahore, Historical Reprint Series, 1984) is little known and not to be found in the bibliographies of the standard books on the Frontier such as Olaf Caroe’s “The Pathans” (Macmillan 1965) and Frederik Barth’s “Political Leadership among Swat Pathans” (Athlone Press 1972).

    Although brief, Merk’s report provides a wealth of detail regarding tribal administration and organization. It is in fact to my knowledge the only authoritative extant account of the Mohmands written before or during the British period.

    Written in a clear and simple style the Report conveys a vivid picture of the Mohmands.

    Alas, one wishes the report could have been longer so more of Merk’s material could have emerged. In its present form the Report stands as a valuable contribution to the limited literature on tribal societies and administration in Pakistan.

    ISBN: 9694024277 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 9694024277
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE MURDER OF HISTORY

    In Pakistani schools and colleges what is being taught as History is really national mythology, and the subjects of Social Studies and Pakistan Studies are nothing but vehicles of political indoctrination. Our children don’t learn History.

    They are ordered to read a carefully selected collection of falsehoods, fairy tales and plain lies. Why and how has this come about? Who is responsible for it? In what ways is this destroying the country? Why doesn’t anyone protest against it? In this book, the distinguished Pakistani historian K K Aziz asks and answers these questions for the first time, by making an in-depth study of 66 textbooks on these subjects currently in use in the schools and colleges of the country.

    He (1) lists their errors of fact, emphasis and interpretation, (2) enumerates their major omissions, (3) corrects their mistakes, (4) brings out the distortions they teach and perpetuate, (5) estimates their ravaging effects on the students, and (6) measures their impact on the nation at large.

    He does this with documented scholarship, meticulous care, deep understanding, acute concern, and rare courage.

    This is a stinging but fully deserved attack on the governments which order and prescribe these textbooks, the scholars and educationists who plan and approve them, the professors who write them, and the parents who accept them.

    The contents of this book should shake every general reader and throw every parent into a panic.


    ISBN: 969402126X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,595
  • THE MUSLIM MIND

    In this book Muslims, men and women, speak from the heart about what they believe and how they live. The central truths of Islam are stated by doctors, engineers, politicians, bankers, carpenters, as well as theologians. Islam has a billion followers. Like other great religions, its beliefs need to be taken seriously by all who want to understand today’s world. What does it have to say about family life, money, education, racial equality and pollution? Muslim readers of earlier editions welcomed a Christian author giving such a fair hearing to their faith. Their own sincere answers to her enquiries give a vivid insight into the Muslim mind. This book contains valuable resource material and is of interest to the general and to the academic reader.
    ISBN: 9694024080
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     695
  • THE PAKISTAN ANTI-HERO: HISTORY OF PAKISTANI NATIONALISM THROUGH THE LIVES OF ICONOCLASTS

    In The Pakistan Anti-Hero, Paracha further explores the political and social evolution of Pakistan’s polity which he first investigated in his best-selling debut, End of the Past.

    He expands this investigation by closely tracking the country’s social and political trajectory through the lives of ‘anti-heroes’ – or those men and women whose place in history has transcended model heroic characteristics.

    From digging deeper into the psyches and histories of well-known men and women, to looking closer at the lives of those who have only briefly been explored, Paracha surveys the lives of scholars, ideologues, sportsmen, authors, politicians, militants, actors and even some obscure personalities that he met as a young man and then as a journalist.

    He cuts through the mainstream historical accounts of certain famous as well as notorious figures to study them in a more detached and yet empathetic manner to gain a starker understanding of a nation which has continued to develop through multiple existential crisis.
    ISBN: 9789694026053
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,695
  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH CARE IN PAKISTAN

    This book deals with one of the most essential conditions of human existence: the health of individuals and society. The author has described the multi-faceted structure of health care in Pakistan at great length and has then identified and highlighted the results of this health system on the people of the country. He uses a Marxist framework and shows how the exploitation and domination of a small minority in the economic structure of society is mirrored in the health structure of the country. He argues that the existing economic and political situation in Pakistan has resulted in a model of health care which is elitist, western-oriented, and suited to the needs of a handful of well-to-do people. The author shows how this elitist bias is predominant in the numerous layers of the model, and issues, such as medical education, the social background of medical students, the geographical location of health facilities and doctors, etc., are all analyzed within this perspective. He shows convincingly, that the goal “health for all by the year 2000”, given the existing class structure in Pakistan, is an impossibility. To achieve health for all, or for even the majority of the people in Pakistan or any other underdeveloped capitalist country, one needs, as a prerequisite, to change the existing economic, social and political structure which gives birth to the particular inequitable model of health care. Only then can one have the beginnings of a more just and equitable society and hope for health for all.
    ISBN: 9694020026
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH CARE IN PAKISTAN

    This book deals with one of the most essential conditions of human existence: the health of individuals and society. The author has described the multi-faceted structure of health care in Pakistan at great length and has then identified and highlighted the results of this health system on the people of the country. He uses a Marxist framework and shows how the exploitation and domination of a small minority in the economic structure of society is mirrored in the health structure of the country. He argues that the existing economic and political situation in Pakistan has resulted in a model of health care which is elitist, western-oriented, and suited to the needs of a handful of well-to-do people. The author shows how this elitist bias is predominant in the numerous layers of the model, and issues, such as medical education, the social background of medical students, the geographical location of health facilities and doctors, etc., are all analyzed within this perspective. He shows convincingly, that the goal “health for all by the year 2000”, given the existing class structure in Pakistan, is an impossibility. To achieve health for all, or for even the majority of the people in Pakistan or any other underdeveloped capitalist country, one needs, as a prerequisite, to change the existing economic, social and political structure which gives birth to the particular inequitable model of health care. Only then can one have the beginnings of a more just and equitable society and hope for health for all.
    ISBN: 9694020034
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     595
  • THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN PAKISTAN

    ISBN: 8120403657 – Paperback
    Publisher: OXFORD AND IBH
    ISBN: Z1446
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE QUR’AN REVEALED

    Colin Turner’s analysis of Nursi’s Episties of Light presents Nursi’s commentary on the Quran in an especially interesting manner for an English-speaking audience.

    The topics of Nursi’s episties including nature and causality, belief and unbelief, righteous action, sincerity and brotherhood, love, and politics cover the gamut of human existence and reflections on humankind’s place in the universe.

    Colin Turner’s The Quran Revealed is a remarkable exercise in “thick description,” a method of inquiry associated with Clifford Geertz, that places a text or set of events in a context that allows outsiders to understand its significance.

    (from the foreword by Dale F. Eickelman)
    ISBN: 9789694025704
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,995
  • THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL


    ISBN: 9694022983
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,495
  • THE RELUCTANT REPUBLIC ETHOS AND MYTHOS OF PAKISTAN

    Nadeem Farooq Paracha’s quest to explore various questions of identity in the nation-state of Pakistan continues. In this sixth book of his, The Reluctant Republic, he ventures even deeper to investigate the history of statist-nationalist narratives in Pakistan and how the country’s diverse ethnic, sectarian and sub-sectarian groups responded to these narratives. Paracha posits that statist experiments in this context have largely failed to build a cohesive and confident nation-state which is always in fear of coming apart. As is often the case in his books, parallel to investigating the faultlines that crisscross Pakistan’s existence as a nation-state, Paracha simultaneously weaves a counter-narrative. He challenges and deconstructs the statist narratives to provide a constructive alternative to experiments and narratives that have been unable to shape a unified and progressive nation-state but continue being repeated with minor modifications. Paracha builds a compelling case to conclude that the state of Pakistan must come to terms with the fact that the formulation of a civic-nationalism – or a nationalism based on a nation of diverse ‘micro-nations’ joined to an integrated economy rather than to a dominant ethnic group or a specific faith – is the country’s only way out of the vicious cycle it seems to be stuck in. A cycle that weakens the resolve and structure of the nation-state every time it completes one futile rotation after another.
    ISBN: 9789694026480
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE REPORT OF THE HAMOODUR RAHMAN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE 1971 WAR

    The report of the Hamoodur Rehman Commission of Inquiry into the 1971 War As Declassified by the Government of Pakistan is more than just an investigation into what happened in 1971 in East Pakistan. It is in fact the views of three eminent Pakistani judges, Mr Justice Hamoodur Rehman, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan: Mr Justice Anwarul Haq, Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court; and Mr Justice Tufailali Abdur Rahman, Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court, on the history of Pakistan from August 1947 to October 1958, when Pakistan was a floundering democracy. It details the subsequent periods of marital law under General Ayub Khan and General Yayha Khan. It gives an analysis of the intentions of General Yahya Khan and his cohorts, which may not be found elsewhere in the official history of Pakistan because the Report has remained secret till recently.

    The Report studies the international scene on the eve of the fall of Dhaka and, more importantly, goes into the strategic thinking of the Pakistan army. It calls into question the theory that ‘the defence of East Pakistan lies in West Pakistan’, and reveals that the GHQ had done nothing to underpin its own strategic thinking with preparedness. It examines the events in East Pakistan before the outbreak of disturbances there and minutely analyses the surrender of the Pakistan army in Dhaka.

    The Hamoodur Rehman Commission Report performs the task of a textbook on the history of Pakistan, based on the evidence placed before the Commission by those it summoned. It reveals more facts of history than any other textbook authorized by the Government of Pakistan. Those who think of it as a ‘judgment’ in the normal judicial sense will be surprised by the depth and sweep of the comment it makes on the state of Pakistan. It not only contains new insights that belie the orthodox view, it presents useful analyses of the personalities who ruled Pakistan and those who carried out their orders. No bookshelf on Pakistan is complete without a copy of the Report.
    ISBN: 9694023513
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE SEARCH FOR AL QAEDA

    QAEDA is the most dangerous terrorist network in history. Its charismatic and elusive leader, Osama bin Laden, has been Public Enemy Number One since the horrific attacks of September 11, while its presence in Iraq and Afghanistan remains among the most problematic aspects of those wars. Yet most people outside the Middle East know very little about al Qaeda. If the first rule of war is to know your enemy, then Western democracies have a long way to go. Bruce Riedel fills the breach with a comprehensive analysis of al Qaeda, illuminating the origins, leadership, ideology, vulnerabilities, and strategy of the terrorist network that brought down the Twin Towers and continues to threaten us today.

    Bruce Riedel brings thirty years of intelligence and policymaking experience to his task. He was in the White House during the 9/11 attacks, serving as special assistant to the president on Near Eastern Affairs. He draws on this insider experience in profiling the most important figures in the al Qaeda network: bin Laden; Ayman Zawahiri, its Egyptian co-leader and principal ideologue; Abu Musaib al Zarqawi, leader of al Qeda in Iraq until his death in 2006; and Mullah Omar, its Taliban host. These biographical profiles provide the base from which Riedel delivers a clear understanding of al Qaeda and what must be done to counter it. The Search for a! Qaeda analyzes the creation and development of the terror network, presenting authoritative and chilling background on the "Manhattan Raid" of September II, but then switches focus to what has happened since that awful day. Riedel outlines al Qaeda’s ultimate goals: to drive America out of the Muslim world, to destroy Israel, and to create a new jihadist super state. The biographies and subsequent analysis reveal the terrorist& multi-pronged strategy for accomplishing goals, including their desire to build a safe haven in nuclear-armed Pakistan. The book concludes with a strategy for dealing with and defeating this most dangerous menace.
    ISBN: 9789694025216
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE SPY CHRONICLES

    SOME TIME in 2016, a series of dialogues took place which set out to find a meeting ground, even if only an illusion, between A.S. Dulat and Asad Durrani. One was a former chief of RAW, India s external intelligence agency, the other of ISI, its Pakistani counterpart. As they could not meet in their home countries, the conversations, guided by journalist Aditya Sinha, took place in cities like Istanbul, Bangkok and Kathmandu. On the table were subjects that have long haunted South Asia, flashpoints that take lives regularly. It was in all ways a deep dive into the politics of the subcontinent, as seen through the eyes of two spymasters.

    Among the subjects: Kashmir, and a missed opportunity for peace; Hafiz Saeed and 26/11; Kulbhushan Jadhav; surgical strikes; the deal for Osama bin Laden; how the US and Russia feature in the India-Pakistan relationship; and how terror undermines the two countries attempts at talks.

    When the project was first mooted, General Durrani laughed and said nobody would believe it even if it was written as fiction. At a time of fraught relations, this unlikely dialogue between two former spy chiefs from opposite sides a project that is the first of its kind may well provide some answers.
    ISBN: 9789694026442
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE STATE, RELIGION AND ETHNIC POLITICS

    ISBN: W0847 – Paperback
    Publisher: PANKAJ PUBLICATIONS
    ISBN: Z1438
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     300
  • THE STATE, RELIGION AND ETHNIC POLITICS

    ISBN: B4041 – Hardback
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    ISBN: Z1439
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     150
  • THE TALE OF THE OLD FISHERMAN AND OTHER

    These twelve stories, each by a different hand, are the stuff of dreams, pain, longing, fear and hope. People from anywhere are here, but they speak and cry in Urdu, the language of Pakistan and India. Urdu has a rich literary tradition, and its evocations and idioms have been sensitively recreated in English.
    ISBN: 9694021162
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN PAKISTAN

    “The Teaching of English in Pakistan” appraises the quality of English Language Teaching at the tertiary level. The study researches five major colleges of Lahore and presents its findings on the quality of the syllabus, the teaching methodology and the examination system. It emphasizes the need for a change to a communicative task based approach while teaching compulsory English to Intermediate and Graduate students. The book stresses the need for training of English teachers as a prerequisite for improving the quality of the English Language Teaching programme in Pakistan. It identifies the training needs of college teachers by a determination of the background of the College English Teacher; the English language needs of college students, and the major problems of college students and English teachers which constrain the effective learning and teaching of English.
    ISBN: 9694022649
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TAX REFORM IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

    This book approaches the subject of tax reform from basic economic principles. The objectives are to develop guidelines for the design of tax policy; to show how the principles can structure systematic research into tax reform in terms of the consequences for households, producers and governments; and finally, to combine the guidelines and applied research into a practical tax package for Pakistan, where tax reform has become an urgent priority. The authors provide a coherent framework to show how principles can be formulated, applied research structured, and policies developed and appraised in a systematic manner.

    The majority of developing countries are currently facing severe budgetary pressures with rising demands for expenditures and limited scope for raising extra government revenues. In addition, the revenue systems which are in place may themselves generate strong impediments to efficiency, the expansion of the economy, the growth of the tax base, equity and the achievement of development objectives. Tax reform should therefore be central to public policy and development planning and is seen as such by many governments. It has also moved to the forefront of discussion in international agencies.

    This book will be useful to graduate students, academic economists, and professional economists in international organisations and governments interested in public policy and development planning. The careful application of the ideas presented here should lead to a real improvement in the development of policy and to further empirical and theoretical research.
    ISBN: C0643
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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  • THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TAX REFORM IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

    This book approaches the subject of tax reform from basic economic principles. The objectives are to develop guidelines for the design of tax policy; to show how the principles can structure systematic research into tax reform in terms of the consequences for households, producers and governments; and finally, to combine the guidelines and applied research into a practical tax package for Pakistan, where tax reform has become an urgent priority. The authors provide a coherent framework to show how principles can be formulated, applied research structured, and policies developed and appraised in a systematic manner.

    The majority of developing countries are currently facing severe budgetary pressures with rising demands for expenditures and limited scope for raising extra government revenues. In addition, the revenue systems which are in place may themselves generate strong impediments to efficiency, the expansion of the economy, the growth of the tax base, equity and the achievement of development objectives. Tax reform should therefore be central to public policy and development planning and is seen as such by many governments. It has also moved to the forefront of discussion in international agencies.

    This book will be useful to graduate students, academic economists, and professional economists in international organisations and governments interested in public policy and development planning. The careful application of the ideas presented here should lead to a real improvement in the development of policy and to further empirical and theoretical research.
    ISBN: 9694020656
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     595
  • THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TAX REFORM IN DEVELPOING COUNTRIES

    This book approaches the subject of tax reform from basic economic principles. The objectives are to develop guidelines for the design of tax policy; to show how the principles can structure systematic research into tax reform in terms of the consequences for households, producers and governments; and finally, to combine the guidelines and applied research into a practical tax package for Pakistan, where tax reform has become an urgent priority. The authors provide a coherent framework to show how principles can be formulated, applied research structured, and policies developed and appraised in a systematic manner.

    The majority of developing countries are currently facing severe budgetary pressures with rising demands for expenditures and limited scope for raising extra government revenues. In addition, the revenue systems which are in place may themselves generate strong impediments to efficiency, the expansion of the economy, the growth of the tax base, equity and the achievement of development objectives. Tax reform should therefore be central to public policy and development planning and is seen as such by many governments. It has also moved to the forefront of discussion in international agencies.

    This book will be useful to graduate students, academic economists, and professional economists in international organisations and governments interested in public policy and development planning. The careful application of the ideas presented here should lead to a real improvement in the development of policy and to further empirical and theoretical research.
    ISBN: 9694020646
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     895
  • THE UNHOLY NEXUS

    Originally this book project was launched to provide an insight into the mysterious world of the radical Taliban militia. But following 9/11 and the arrival of the International coalition against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the issue of Pakistan’s involvement with Afghanistan began to acquire significance, necessitating a slight shift of emphasis away from Kabul to Islamabad.

    Thus the book also tries to explain why Islamabad created “centres of resistance inside Afghanistan” through early proxies like Gulbadin Hikmatyar and Burhanuddin Rabbani and failed to make them stick; why it readily agreed to act as a conduit for the American-sponsored anti-Soviet-Russian jihad in the early 1980s; why differences between Afghanistan’s non-Pashtun communities and Pakistan degenerated into mutual hatred and distrust, particularly after Islamabad decided to back the Taliban regime to the hilt, in 1996.

    The book also attempts to highlight the impact on Pakistani Society of the nexus between Pakistan’s intelligence agencies and domestic religious outfits who drew the spiritual guidance from the Taliban and extended their tentacles into Kashmir with the aim of liberating it from India.


    ISBN: 9694023688
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     695
  • THE VANGUARD PUNJABI ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    ISBN: 9694024838 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 9694024838
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     2,760
  • TO CAUBUL WITH THE CAVALRY BRIGADE


    ISBN: 9694023238
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,495
  • TREKKING GUIDE TO THE KARAKORAM AND HINDU KUSH OF NORTHERN PAKISTAN

    Northern Pakistan – the ancient crossroads in the heart of Asia – is a land of secluded valleys and flower-strewn alpine pastures, surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering glaciers. This mountain World is so remote that many of its numerous principalities, which inspired Marco Polo to call it ‘noisy with kingdoms’, remained independent until recently. Today, Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Chitral and Baltistan invite the visitor, whether on a jeep safari or trekking, to discover the grandeur of this mountain world and experience the hospitality of their peoples. Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, of Chinese pilgrims seeking scriptures in the golden age of Buddhism, or of the British and Russian explorers, adventurers and spies of the legendary ‘Great Game’.

    *Detailed how-to for individual trekkers, hiring guides and porters, buying food and equipment
    * Descriptions of over 100 treks and Walks
    *New full colour maps
    *Interesting history and anecdotes
    *Urdu, SHina, Balti, Khowar and Burushaski Glossaries
    ISBN: 9789694025599
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     2,495
  • TRIBAL FIGHTING IN NWFP

    PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SOLDIERING DURING THE BRITISH ERA OF THE INDIAN ARMY INCLUDES TIPS ON FIGHTING AN INSURGENT ENEMY, THE PRINCIPLES OF SECURITY IN MOUNTAIN WARFARE AND TACTICS FOR HARD FIGHTING REVEALS INTERESTING PARALLELS WITH THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ‘WAR ON TERROR’

    In May 1919 the new Emir of Afghanistan Amanullah Khan-convinced that the British Empire was on the brink of collapse-proclaimed a jihad against Britain in the hope the could seize the old Afghan provinces west of the River Indus and humiliate his old enemy. The war began with the invasion of the tribal belt, in what is today Pakistan, where Amanullah expected to rouse all the tribes against the British. British-Indian forces retaliated by fighting their way across the mountains and back up the Khyber Pass. For the sake of a better peace, the third Afghan War ended with Britain granting autonomy in foreign affairs to the Afghans in the Treaty of Rawalpindi. Whilst air power had played a significant part in the British success, the Afghans had issued a stark reminder that they were formidable adversaries.

    General Sir Andrew Skeen was one on Britain’s most experienced frontier warfare officers and spent the years 1919-1920 fighting the Mahsuds and Waziris, the most notorious of all cross border groups. The majority of troops under his command were initially wholly inexperienced and barely fit for frontier service. Lessons in imperial Rule (first published in 1932 under the title passing it on) was written with a view to imparting sound, practical advice on fighting in this region for future generations.

    The lesson explained include the various aspects of work in establishing new camps, securing perimeters, moving platoons, setting up watching posts, methods foraging and demolition, and the emergency occupation of villages. His work became and unofficial textbook and was widely read in Britain and India. Despite the later introduction of armored cars, light tanks and aircraft, it retains much of its value and it was recently reissued to the Pakistan army.

    Britain’s return to Afghanistan in 2001 alongside Coalition forces, and the Pakistan Army fighting in Wazirstan, conjures inescapable parallels with earlier conflicts, and the Third Afghan War in particular. Remarkably many of the ideas and principles Skeen identified still hold true. Now as then, the arena of fighting was tough and unforgiving. The Afghans and Pashtuns have proved themselves incredibly resourceful, skilled and resolute, demanding the very best expertise, tactics and dedication from the Coalition troops. This book offers an evocative insight into the period and serves as a timely reminder of Britain’s historic association with the North West Frontier and Afghanistan.
    ISBN: 9789694025230
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     1,295
  • UNDER THE ABSOLUTE AMIR OF AFGHANISTAN


    ISBN: 9694023114
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

     995
  • UNDERDEVELOPMENT, POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN PAKISTAN

    This book is the first major attempt to analyze Pakistan’s experience in economic and social development from the historical perspective. The book looks at the longer term trends in Pakistan’s economy and examines their implications tot social and political changes.

    The book focuses on the fundamental issues of Pakistan’s development experience and puts impressive growth record against the failures of economic policies to remove poverty, re-duce inequality, provide greater employment and effect institutional changes in its agrarian structure. The book clearly recognises the limitations on the possibilities of equitable development imposed not only by the inavailability of resources but also by the historical imperatives of underdevelopment. It nevertheless emphasises the considerable room for manoeuvre that exists for achieving growth without sacrificing the objectives of equity. The book concentrates on issues of economic policy which have so far received scant attention from the policy-makers and planners in Pakistan and points out why this lack of attention has largely negated the achievements in the field of economic growth.

    The book is based on the author’s original research in many of these areas, supplemented by other empirical work available on the subject. The book, without claiming to be comprehensive. provides an overview of the developments Pakistani economy. Apart from analysing issues of macroeconomic and sectoral growth, the book provides original insights into the agrarian structure, regional growth and migration in the context of Pakistan’s economy.

    ISBN: Z1496 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: Z1496
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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