Book Launch – The Runaway
Book Launch / March 28, 2016

[Press Release] Umair Naeem released his second book ‘The Runaway’, published by Tara-India Research Press, at a book launch event at Liberty Books Karachi. The launch was moderated by Yusra Askari, a print and broadcast journalist. The Runaway, a drama novel set in Pakistan, is a narrative of four individuals from different walks of life, brought together in their search for hope and redemption in the midst of a whirlpool of hate. The Runaway is Naeem’s second novel. His first novel, released in 2010, was titled Drowning Shadows. The main characters of the book are Sarmad, a man driven by vengeance, Kashan, a self-proclaimed intellectual Karachiite, Nilofer a fiercely independent single mother determined to fight for her child and Falak Sher, a criminal on the lookout for opportunities to profit. The lives of these four individuals crisscross in The Runaway; as Sarmad hunts for what he hopes will be the catharsis to his past, Kashan wonders if he can ever fall in love again, Nilofer tries to convince herself that she is as strong as she lets on for the world and Falak finds ways to summon power and control his destiny. Umair Naeem shares, “The Runaway is a story of how lives change. Highlighting the dichotomy in Pakistan, the novel…

OUP launches ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove’ by Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri
Book Launch / September 15, 2015

Press Release Lahore, September 8: Oxford University Press launched Former Foreign Minister Pakistan Mr. Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s much anticipated book ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove’ on Tuesday at a local hotel in Lahore. Over 500 people attended the event including government officials, distinguished literary personalities, professionals from the public and private sector and members of the media. ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove’ is the first-ever comprehensive account of the most promising dialogue between India and Pakistan by a Pakistani Foreign Minister who directly contributed to moving the peace process forward. From an in-depth analysis of the Kashmir issue and the complex nature of the Pakistan-US-Afghanistan-India quadrangular relationship, Kasuri’s book provides key insights into Pakistan’s foreign policy during a critical period in our history. Mani Shankar Aiyar M.P. (Former Cabinet Minister, Government of India) was the keynote speaker at the event. Ameena Saiyid OBE (Managing Director, Oxford University Press) gave the welcome address and the panel of experts included the notable media personnel Najam Sehti (Former Chief Minister Punjab), Rashed Rahman (Editor Daily Times), Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami (Chief Editor Daily Pakistan) and Arif Nizami (CEO Channel 24). Ameena Saiyid OBE said that it was during Khurshid Kasuri’s tenure as Foreign…

Manal Shakir launching “Magic Within”
Upcoming / February 26, 2015

Manal Shakir is launching her book “Magic Within” on 28th February, 2015 at Liberty Books BBQ Tonight branch. Following is the invite on Liberty Book’s official Facebook page: