“Now schools in Pakistan will have textbooks that are world-class yet affordable and based on Pakistani context, values, history and culture and cover our curriculum. Lightstone school textbooks are low cost, high quality in content, design and production and readily available throughout Pakistan.”

These thoughts were expressed by Ameena Saiyid OBE, SI, PUblisher and Managing Director Lightstone Publishers at its launch ceremony at a local hotel in Karachi. The event was attended by the heads of almost 100 leading schools from Karachi and was live streamed on Facebook. The arrival of a new world class Pakistani owned publisher will provide much needed boost to the habit of reading and writing. Saadia Mirza, the director Lighstone Publishers, Nadia Ghani, Publishing Director of Lightstone Publishers, Fida Hussain Malik, Liaquat Merchant, Professor Sharif al-Mujahid, Sherry Rehman, Fouzia Saeed, Ambassador Abdul Basit launched a new novel by Irshad Abdul Kadir.

Lightstone published the first book on COVID-19 in Pakistan edited by Huma Baqai and Nausheen Wasi. Nadia said that, “as books from India can no longer be imported, Lightstone Publishers will be filling the void of publishing quality fiction by Pakistani writers.”The chief guest was the famous singer and educationist Shehzad Roy, Abbas Husain of the Teachers’ Development Center and founding member of SPELT and Amin Hashwani of the Charter for Compassion.

Reported by Regional Times on October 21,2020

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