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Research Library

Research Library Peshawar

Pakistan Society of Criminology, in collaboration with like-minded government officers, researchers, media-men, coloumnists, poets, novelists, university academics and literary figures, has dedicated all its resources to establish a Research Library in Peshawar for students of Master-level and scholars of M Phil, LLM and PhD of all the educational institutions in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A small building has been acquired for the said “Research Library Peshawar” on Warsak Road, opposite to FATA Secreteriate. The Library is established on “Self-Help” basis by local scholars and practitioners. Scholars have donated their valuable books, theses and journals to the Library.

The President of the Society, Mr. Fasihuddin has donated his personal collection to the Library which consists of a variety of reference books and which are about seven thousands. The Library contains a marvelous and rare collection of books on literature, Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies, History, Foreign Affairs, International Relations, Political Science, Biographies, Criminology, Policing Science, Sociology, Mysticism, Poetry, Social Work, Philosophy and Dictionaries. Reference books of Urdu, Pashto, Persian and English literature are the most precious assets of the Library.

The Library is established in view of the dire need of research material for scholars of universities and candidates for both central and provincial competitive examinations for civil services. The researchers will find not only high-quality books but also modern reading material latest journals and magazines like Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Time, The Economist, etc. Also, the Library contains the latest journals on literature, and especially the HEC-recognized journals. Sadly to say that Peshawar a city of ----million population doesn’t have a single Library of this kind and nature. The Library is a rich source with a variety of reference material, for indigenous and original research activities on social sciences and literature.

The Library has an Advisory Board which comprises of the following scholars and officers.

Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz

Vice Chancellor, Islamia College University, Peshawar KPk                                                                          


Maj. Gen (R) Muhammad Siddique Malik

Security Analyst & Former Ambassador


Syed Akhtar Ali Shah PSP

Secretary, Tribal & Home Affairs, Govt; of KPk


Prof. Dr. Tehseen Firaqi

Director, Majlis-e-Adab, Lahore


Dr. Javed Manzar

Director, Anjuman-e-Taraqi Urdu, Karachi


Dr. Najeeba Arif

Asst: Prof. International Islamic University, Islamabad


Prof. Dr. Nazir Tabassum, TI

Ex-Chairman, Urdu Deptt; Peshawar University, KPk


Mr. Jan Muhammad

Tribal Affairs Analyst & Researcher


Mr. Agha Gul

Ex-Post Master General, Govt; of Baluchistan


Syed Jamalludin Shah

Commissioner, Kohat Division, Govt; of KPk


Mrs. Bushra Farrukh

President, Women writers Forum, KPk


Dr. Hafiz Maqsood Ahmad

Religious Scholar, KPk


Mr. Javed Aziz

The NEWS, Peshawar Bureau, KPk


Mr. Waseem Ahmad

Daily Dawn, Peshawar Bureau, Kpk


Mr. Ishaqu Wardag, Mphil

Assistant Professor & PhD Scholar, KPk


Mrs. Sumera Farid, Mphil,

Lecturer, Peshawar University, KPk


Mr. Imran Ahmad Sajid

Ph.D Scholar, Peshawar University, KPk.


It is pertinent to note that the Advisory Board has no legal or financial responsibility for the Library. The Board provides facilitation, support, patronage and guidance to the Library, in addition to their voluntary individual donation of kind/cash.

The Library is still in need more reference books, certain modern equipments, establishment and operational cost. In view of the increasing interest of young scholars and researchers, there is a need for expansion and construction of an auditorium in the Library for purpose of talks and lectures by experts and professionals.

Your financial support will be highly appreciated which can be through Cheques/Money Order/Bank Draft in the name of “Research Library Peshawar” or a direct transaction to the following Bank Account:

Title:                            Research Library Peshawar

A/C No:                      1609-211717405

Branch & Code:       United Bank Limited (UBL), Warsak Road, Peshawar.

Swift Code:                UNILPKKA


            You may also send your donations of high quality books/journals to the following address:

The Secretary, Research Library Peshawar, Opposite FATA Secretariate, Warsak Road, Peshawar, KPk (Pakistan)

Tele: +92 313 59 54055 / 0345 9048908 / 0313 9600 663

The Membership Forms are available from the Library Office or can be obtained from Secretary Library on email: (research.librray@yahoo.com)



            Thank you very much for your kind cooperation and consideration please. 

Name of Donor Name of Institute Date of Receipt Number of Books Number of
1 Dr. Scott Decker Arizona State University, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USA. Jan 13, 2009 21 -
2 Mr. ATTY . Alberto T. Muyot UNICEF, Manila, Philippines Jan 14, 2009 2 7
3 Mr. Aamir Munir Moneeb Book House, Pakistan Jan 25, 2009 1 -
4 Prof. Petter Grabosky Australian National University, Australia. Jan 25, 2009 21 26
5 Director Gian Guido Nobili Regione Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Italy. Jan 29, 2009 - 6
6 Ms. Anne Grandjean UNICEF, NY Headquarters. Feb 6, 2009 - 6
7 Prof. Stijn Van Daele Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy, Universiteit Gent, Belgium Feb 10, 2009 17 -
8 Prof. Kauoko Aroma European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, Affiliated with United Nations (HEUNI) Feb 10, 2009 - 10
9 Mr. Zahid Elahi Asia Foundation, Islamabad Officer March 25,2009 20 -
10 Mr. Janice Broverman Edmonton Police Service Robert F.Lunney Library 9620 - 103A Avernue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5H 0H7 May 14,2009 56 14
11 Dr. Recep Gultekin & Mr. Fatih INALKAC. Department of Foreign Relation Turkish National Police, Ankara, Turkey June 22,2009 09 -
12 Director General (UNAFEI), Japan. UNAFEI (Nishitani) 1-26, Harumi-Cho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0057. June 19,2009 46 -
13 Prof. GWYNETH BOSWELL School of Allied Health Professions University of East Anglia, Norwich. July 07,2009 03 15
14 Prof. Cecilie Hoigard Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway. August 06,2009 20 02
15 Prof. Peter Gottschalk Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway. January 22,2011 04 -
16 Prof. Kam C. Wong Xavier University, Department of Criminal Justice. February 15,2011 03 -
17 Prof. Louise I. Shelley Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC). March 31,2011 03 -
18 S. M. Sayeed Kifayat Academy, Karachi/Lahore Ph: 0423-7248219. May 21,2011 09 -
19 Prof. Diego Gambetta (Editor) University of Oxford, UK. July 18,2011 01
20 New York University Press. New York University Press Dec. 15, 2011 03
21 Prof. John Braithwaite Austrailan National University (ANU), Australia. Apr. 27, 2013 06
22 Prof. Chris Eskridge Director, American Society of Criminology (ASC), USA. Apr. 28, 2013 09 09



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