Message from Ameena Saiyid (OBE, SI), Publisher and Managing Director
Proudly Pakistani-owned, Lightstone Publishers publish high-quality, affordable books for schools in Pakistan, with teacher’s guides and lesson plans, and we develop teachers professionally. Muse's digital resources designed with the STEM approach support our courses by helping primary school teachers teach Maths, Science, Urdu, and English through games, stories, songs, and animations. Many of our books are developed indigenously while some include content from renowned publishers: all meet the Pakistan National Curriculum objectives and are available throughout Pakistan. Our maths and science courses have been developed in alliance with leading publishers in Singapore, a world leader in maths and science education. Lightstone books build 21st century skills: critical thinking, creativity, compassion, collaboration, and communication. We also publish fiction and non-fiction for adults.
Message from Zubeida Mustafa, Journalist
Lightstone’s debut in Pakistan’s publishing world will be widely welcomed by readers, writers and educationists alike. With Ameena Saiyid at its helm, Lightstone promises to provide the diversity, competition, and professionalism that is needed to boost book production in the country. Ameena Saiyid has a rich and varied experience of over three decades of book publishing as the former MD of OUP. Her magic touch transformed school textbook production, making it the pillar of the publishing industry. We can expect Lightstone to bring the same perfection and quality to its products that Ameena is known for. Happy reading!
*Preprimary / Pre-school consists of three levels: prenursery, nursery, and KG
(click course titles below for more information)
Original publisher: Star Publishing, Singapore. Adapted and published for Pakistan by Lightstone Publishers.
Originally published by Pascal Press, Australia in 2016/07. Reprinted for Pakistan by Lightstone Publishers in 2019
Levels 1-3 (for pre-Nursery, Nursery, and KG) are available. The rest are forthcoming
Original publisher: Lightstone Publishers
Urdu [Pre-nursery to class 8]
Computer Studies [classes 1 to 8]
Science [KG to class 5]
Social Studies [1 to class 5]
Our Wonderful World: Social Studies (books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 for classes 1 to 5 respectively) by Nighat Gaya Bajwa. Editorial Consultant. Batul Ali.
Fully compliant with the Single National Curriculum (SNC)
Original publisher: Lightstone Publishers
Our Digital Resources Partner: Muse by Sabaq
Muse's digital resources designed with the STEM approach support our courses by helping primary school teachers teach Maths, Science, Urdu, and English through engaging lessons that include games, stories, songs, and animations resulting in improved student performance. Over 1,000 digital lessons and practice exercises are offered. Pupils have a more immersive and wholesome experience of learning and become better thinkers and problem-solvers.
FREE DIGITAL RESOURCES THAT WE RECOMMEND, THOUGH WE HAVE NO AFFILIATION OR CONNECTION WITH THEM
Khan Academy Kids for children ages two to seven (pre-school to class 1)
"The robust Khan Academy Kids curriculum and original content make learning engaging and fun" (Khan Academy Kids website).
"Preliminary results of a randomized, controlled study led by psychology researcher David Arnold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst show that 4- and 5-year-olds from low income families who used a Khan Academy Kids App for three months at home achieved 'substantial gains in their pre-literacy skills that brought them nearly to the national average...... which is especially exciting given that the app is free" (University of Massachussetts Ahmerst News Office, April 20, 2020).
BBC Learning English
Available Now (alphabetical by author's/editor's first name)
Hostility : A Diplomat’s Diary on Pakistan-India Relations and More by Abdul Basit
The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza
Balochistan: A Conflict of Narratives by Fida Hussain Malik
Making Sense of Post Covid-19 Politics edited by Huma Baqai and Nausheen Wasi
The Jinnah Anthology, 4th edition. Compiled by Liaquat Merchant and Professor Sharif al Mujahid
Quotes from the Quaid (2nd ed), edited by Sharif Al Mujahid and Liaquat. Foreword by Stanley Wolpert
Inconvenient Truths: Pakistan's Governance Challenges by Tariq Khosa
Forthcoming (alphabetical by author's first name)
Tapestry : Strands of Women’s Struggles Woven into the History of Pakistan by Fouzia Saeed (forthcoming)
The Lady of Sohanbela by Irshad Abdul Qadir (forthcoming)
Walking a Tightrope: A Memoir by Tariq Khosa (forthcoming)
Our General Books Are Available From the Following Booksellers
Karachi: Liberty Books, Book Ocean, Book Mart
Lahore: Liberty Books, Anees Book Corner, Iqbal Book Corner, Variety Books, Backpack, Readings, Pak Book Corporation.
Islamabad: Saeed Book Bank, Mr Books
Rawalpindi: United Books
Hyderabad: Master Bookshop
EVENT ARCHIVE (TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOPS)
Download informational and registration form to attend for the Targeting Mathematics Workshop in Lahore on Monday, 25 November 2019
Download informational and registration form for the Targeting Mathematics Workshop in Karachi, on Saturday, 23 November 2019
Plot no. B-113, Sector 6/F, Mehran Town, Korangi Industrial Area (behind and adjacent to Mairaj Masjid)
Karachi, Pakistan. Telephone: 02138891480
Publisher and Managing Director: Ameena Saiyid (OBE, Sitara e Imtiaz, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres)
Directors (in alphabetical order)
Nadia Ghani: email@example.com; 03009225225
Saadia Mirza: firstname.lastname@example.org; 0300 8271389
Tariq Haq: 0300 8478406
Batul Ali: email@example.com
Mazhar Hussain: 03009298312
Senior Managers, Sales
Abdul Hameed: 0300 9214052
Imran Ali: 0333 2193061
Faisal Hassan: firstname.lastname@example.org: 0315 2290764
Abdul Rehman: email@example.com; 03368834353