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Khushal Khan Khattak University bars students from sitting with ‘friends and females’ in its library

The rule was imposed due to the library’s ‘inappropriate environment’  

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The birth of Khyber Agency’s first public library 

It started with a Lashkar-e-Islam murder

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Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul’s first mobile library. Named Charmaghz — the Dari for walnut, which is associated with logic in Afghanistan because the nut resembles a brain — the converted public bus…

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The Headlines We Make

Every morning I like to pursue world news while having my breakfast. I either read the newspaper or just scroll through headlines on my smartphone while sipping my hot mug of tea. But recently this activity has started making me feel depressed. Whether you read about Kashmir or Palestine, Yemen or Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan,…

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NO TV Dinners  

By: Zara Maqbool  No TV dinners? Easier said than done! I work in the afternoon, which allows me an hour or so in which I have to make sure the kids have eaten their lunch, changed their clothes after being back from school and so on. Stressed out due to time I used to give…

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DUHS digital library named after former principal

The digital library at the Dow University of Health Sciences was officially named after its former Principal Professor Shamsuddin Rahimtoola recently in continuation of an earlier announcement by the University to make different sections of the campus after its former teachers. The announcement was officially made at a condolence meet held at the Arag Auditorium…

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British Council Library reopens in Karachi after 15 years

KARACHI: Bookworms in Karachi will have a new wonderland to retreat and ponder over things as British Council Library reopened its doors to Karachiites Thursday. The library is located at Shahrah-e-Iran in Clifton and features more than 10,000 books in its shelves. It has reopened after a span of some 15 odd years. A high-end…

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Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads. “We're making this switch in response to great feedback we received from authors who asked us to better align…

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Women barred to enter top Indian university library

NEW DELHI: An academic at one of India's oldest universities said Tuesday women were banned from its main library, as a minister joined the chorus of outrage against the institution for denying access over fears of “distracting” male students. Shadab Bano, assistant professor at the Women's College of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), told…

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Fantasy of mobile library in Lahore

Samra Afzal reports from Lahore and introduces to us a mobile library in the city for small children to create among them awareness about book-reading.

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Books Fair at DHA Library in Karachi

Faisal Khan takes us into a books fair at DHA Library in Karachi.

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Get favorite books at door step from online library

Moonis Ahmad sheds light on purchase and home delivery of favorite books from online library in Karachi.

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Ignored Khaliq Dina Hall library

Salman Ahmad shows us deteriorated condition of century old historical library in Khaliq Dina Hall, Karachi.

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Something Wilde: Book returned to Chicago library after 78 years

CHICAGO: A Chicago-area woman wanted to return an overdue copy of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” to the Chicago Public Library, but first she wanted to be sure she wouldn't go to jail.That's because the book, a rare limited edition of the Oscar Wilde novel, was checked out in 1934. Harlean Hoffman Vision found it…

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Libya Islamists destroy Sufi shrines, library

ZLITAN: Conservative Islamists blew up the tomb of a 15th century Sufi scholar and burned down a library in the Libyan city of Zlitan, a military official said on Saturday, the latest attacks on sites in the region branded idolatrous by some sects.The attackers used bombs and a bulldozer to destroy a complex of shrines…

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Rare Islamic library, museum in Peshawar

Kashifuddin Syed shows us a rare Islamic library and museum founded by a local citizen privately in Peshawar.

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Karachi University’s deprived library

Faisal Khan shows us poor condition of the library of Karachi University.

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Hasrat Mohani library in Hyderabad

Hasrat Mohani Library needs attention of the government, as it caters to a large number of readers. Ashiq Hussain Shah presents views of people on the library.

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Rawalpindi’s Nazar Muslim Library

Rehan Sheikh shows us readers’ limited activities at an old library of Rawalpindi called Nazar Muslim Library.

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Only but ignored library of Badin

Suleman Mandhro shows us only but ignored library of Badin, where knowledge seekers come to study but do not find books and other facilities of their choices.

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Sukkur Library

Rasheed Raza shares with us complaints of readers regarding lack of facilities in Sukkur Library.

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