“Now schools in Pakistan will have textbooks that are world-class and yet affordable and based on the 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 event at a local hotel in Karachi. The event was attended by 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 a much-needed boost to the habit of reading and writing.
The Keynote Saadia Mirza, Director, Lightstone Publishers said “Lightstone Publishers support schools, pupils, and teachers in Pakistan and Pakistani schools in the Middle East by publishing in all the core subjects such as English language and reading, Urdu language and reading, Social Studies, , Maths, Science, Grammar, and Information Technology. Lightstone Publishers organize face-to-face and online teacher training and provide Teachers’ Guides and Lesson Plans and online and face-to-face teacher training. Lightstone Publishers partner with Sabaq/Muse to provide educational digital resources. As Singapore is recognized as the world leader in maths and science, we have made alliances with leading Singapore publishers to adapt and publish the courses in maths and science. We are also collaborating with Cambridge University Press.
Nadia Ghani, Publishing Director, Lightstone Publishers, announced the publication of some ground-breaking general books, both fiction and non-fiction, by authors including Tariq Khosa, General Fida Hussain Malik, Liaquat Merchant, Professor Sharif ul Mujahid, Sherry Rehman, Fouzia Saeed, Ambassador Abdul Basit, and a new novel by Irshad Abdul Kadir.