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Books in brief

The Power of Social Media and Policing Challenges

Javed Soonharo Jiskani Baloch

In this discourse on police journalism the author identifies the need for Pakistan’s police services to adopt social media as an important means of improving law and order, and uses examples from other countries of effective policing resulting from a better online presence.

Mazameen-i-Shaukat Thanvi: Mazahia Mazameen ka Intikhab

Muhammad Tahir Qureshi

A keen observer of life and thought, Shaukat Thanvi wrote on a diverse range of topics including social, literary and political. This selection of humorous writings also includes Thanvi’s popular satire ‘Swadeshi Rail’, an imaginative account of the fate of the railways after Independence.

Deciphering Pakistan’s Education Riddle

Wajid Hassan

Using established data, the author tries to understand the cause of Pakistan’s dismal state of education and compares it with that of the rest of the world. As well as discussing such issues as brain drain, literacy for women and the need for the development of educational faculties, Wajid Hassan also suggests ways to increase literacy rates.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, December 11th, 2016

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