Foreword from Chairman
Hamdard Kutab Khana was incorporated by me back in 1953. Over the years Hamdard Kutab Khana has emerged to become one of Pakistan’s leading academic publishing houses with a wide range of school textbooks, helping books and technical books.
Hamdard Kutab Khana is continuing its role to improve the literacy rate in the country and in the creation of high-quality books to suit every palate at affordable prices, so that knowledge does not remain the prerogative of just a few people.
When the bulk of publications multiplied, it was considered proper that Hamdard Kutab Khana be split into different managerial groups:
Babar Book Depot, The Choice Publication and Gohar Publishers.
The said companies will continue its goal of providing world class books and supplementary reading material at competitive prices for schools and general public at large.
Foreword from Managing Directors
We take pride in running a dynamic publishing house; Gohar Publishers which aims to produce innovative titles from the best of Pakistani and foreign authors and illustrators, in a variety of genres.
Teachers, parents and school children profoundly appreciate/acknowledge the high standards of “Gohar’s Books”.
Gohar Publishers success story continues as Punjab Textbook Board has issued NOCs to 30 plus books developed by us.
Science 6 & 7, Mathematics 6 & 7, Islamiat 7 and Pakistan Studies 10 have been recommended and adopted in all the Govt schools of Punjab.
In addition to the above, 5 books developed by us have also been recommended and adopted by the Azad Kashmir Textbook Board for all the Govt/Private schools in Azad Kashmir.
Gohar Publishers has also launched wallcharts containing various educational topics. Students of all age-groups will find the information, interesting and easy to learn.
Towards the “Interactive Learning” all of our textbooks are now supported with multimedia interactive modules (CDs) and online teacher’s manual (resources).
We value efforts and contribution of each and every person associated with us, be it core team, support staff, authors, translators, editorial staff, printers & binders, family, supporters and most importantly, “the Teachers & Students”.
Gohar Publishers has its branch offices at all major cities of the country. These offices have their resource centres for teachers with complete range of Gohar’s books on display.
Education is the only key to success in the modern world and this is possible only through good books. Gohar Publishers is working with the same vision.
We are proud that our team has been successful in presenting a bouquet of quality books for students. It all has been possible through the hard work of our team and suggestions from specialists of different subjects.
Gohar books have produced revolutionary results because of their lucid expressions, eye-catching illustrations and full of knowledge imparting material. We re-affirm proudly that Gohar’s books have made education interesting and easy for students. These books provide a sound base of knowledge to the nation builders of the future. Our books are available at bookshops throughout the country.
Gohar Publishers has established a state of the art “Curriculum Research & Development Center” only of its kind at Lower Mall, Lahore. Renowned authors, scholars, educationists, teachers, subject specialists and foreign experts combine their academic backgrounds, areas of research and expertise, personal experiences, and original ideas to develop textbooks.
Our titles contain material that has been class-tested by the author – allowing for review from the most important critical audience of all – real students who are ready to learn.
Our publishing environment encourages the team members to share new ideas, and helps them sustain the enthusiasm that brought them to the academic world in the first place.
Our textbooks development process demonstrates academic integrity, content research, trial testing, and ongoing evaluation to provide the very best in textbooks.
Writing / Content Development Department:
Textbooks, teaching resources, and assessments actually written and edited by master teachers who have successfully taught in the field. Supporting media and illustrations are also developed concurrently.
Ongoing Development Editorial and research teams assist writers through ongoing development to corroborate, review, and polish content and technical changes for readability, style, and form.
Initial Printing Layout and design finalized and approved for initial printing.
Composing and Designing Department:
Our creative team is composed of a diverse and notable group of professionals in various fields, including graphic designers, artists, composers and animators, who continuously strive to absorb and foster knowledge and expertise in all technological tools relevant to textbooks. Our graphic designers use the latest software to construct artful layouts for textbooks.
We have an “Illustration Bank” contributed by our designers and artists to meet the specific needs of the textbooks.
Animation and Interactive Learning Department:
Our animators have access to the latest design tools to create “Interactive Learning Modules (CDs & DVDs)”. Model papers, Key Books and Schemes of Study of all the subjects are also available in DVDs and on our website. Now you can read and print these Teachers’ Resources through smart phones, tablets and computers.
Gohar publishers has its own setup that is equipped with latest machinery. The modern machinery enhances the quality of work and is quite environment friendly. Gohar Publishers knows how to meet dead lines. So by considering the significance of dead lines, Gohar Publishers monitors the performance of printing department ensures quick launching of books into the market, so its performance and efficiency greatly matter. Gohar publishers has a complete idea about this fact and so it makes no compromises on the performance of printing department.
We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals, who are responsible for the marketing of all GOHAR imprints. Apart from our marketing offices all over Pakistan, we also have a large network of sales/marketing force spread across various parts of the country.
We communicate with customers based on their relationship with us, their interests and contact preferences–delivering the right message, about the right product at the right time. This is essential in today’s market where customers expect to receive information tailored to their interest and needs. By doing this we have developed a large dedicated customer-base that is keen to hear from us and adopt our products.
Long before a book ever comes off the press, the marketing department develops plans and strategies to reach the widest audience possible, maximizing the exposure of each and every textbook.