About Narratives Books

Narratives is distinguished for its publications offering strategic analyses and solutions to the challenges facing Pakistan, such as insecurity and violence, militancy, radicalism and intrastate and inter-state conflicts in Pakistan and the wider region.

Narratives pledges to expand knowledgebase on social, cultural, political and developmental themes of contemporary relevance to Pakistan and its society.

Narratives strive to offer creative and innovative publications with strengths in academic, research-based and alternative narratives.

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Narratives Publications are available on the following book shops in Pakistan


 

About Us

About Narratives

Pakistan has witnessed an astounding growth in private media organizations in recent years. Radio and television channels have become a major source of information in the country, making it imperative for businesses to devise new media strategies to benefit from the emerging trend. While the country’s major corporations have greatly benefited by launching aggressive advertising campaigns to spread the word about their products and services, its not-for-profit sector is struggling to use the media to its own advantage. This is not surprising. After all, it is easier to sell a product than an idea. Besides, creating greater awareness about sensitive issues through radio, television, books or other publications requires intimate knowledge of different types of media and their working. That‘s where we assist you at Narratives! A new project by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad, Narratives is launched to help NGOs, think tanks and other organizations with the use of media. PIPS is already known for its policy analyses and research studies on regional and global issues. But it also possesses a proven track record of bringing out quality publications – such as Conflict and Peace Studies in English and Tajziat in Urdu – and producing a number of radio shows in local and national languages for many years. Narratives is also printing books and other publications and can help you develop content and scripts for your media-related projects. Narratives is your one-stop-shop for media essentials in Pakistan!

Publishing

Narratives is a broad-based publishing house that develops, produces, prints and disseminates high-quality scholarly, professional and other Publications on subjects of science, religion, Politics, economics, strategic studies, international relations, media, culture, art and literature, etc., in regional, national and foreign languages.

Portfolio

  • Books
  • Reports (Research, internal or external and annual reports etc.)
  • Booklets
  • Magazines
  • Journals
  • Research papers
  • Monographs
  • Directories
  • Newsletters
  • Fact sheets
  • Dissertations
  • Loose-leaf publications
  • Summaries
  • Autobiographies
  • Book reviews
  • Translations

Services

Narratives provides the complete range of services for all stages of publication, from acquisition of a manuscript to marketing it. One of the distinguishing features of our publishing services is development of publication and developmental editing, facilitating the author to manage a project from the proposal stage or from a rough draft to the final manuscript.

Our state-of-the art publishing services include:                   

  • Composing        
  • Formatting         
  • Designing
  • Editing (Copy editing, line editing, developmental editing, substantive editing, and content editing)
  • Proofing
  • Fact Checking
  • Printing
  • Marketing

Publications

At Narratives, we strive to offer creative and innovative publications with strengths in academic, research-based and alternative narratives. We pledge to expand the knowledge base on social, cultural and developmental themes of contemporary relevance to Pakistan and its society.

As a pioneer in peace and awareness publishing in Pakistan, Narratives is distinguished for its publications offering strategic analyses and solutions to the challenges facing Pakistan, such as insecurity and violence, militancy, radicalism, extremism, and intrastate and inter-state conflict in Pakistan and the wider region.

Our publications on these issues not only help the general readers understand the issues in the proper domestic and international perspectives but also seek to meet specialized needs of academics and policymakers.

 

Creative Solutions

  • At Narratives, you will find a highly experienced and knowledgeable team able to:
  • Provide advice on the campaigns for your specific needs
  • Produce media contents for media/ awareness campaigns, scripts for documentaries, dramas, talks shows 
  • Produce training manuals and material 
  • Provide narratives to your thoughts and ideas

Media Services

Narratives offers everything from pre-production planning to original content development, creative designing and cutting-edge video and audio productions and post-production services and solutions.

We provide tailor-made services for television, FM radio and multimedia productions. We strive to provide quality products with the reliability and efficiency that exceeds our clients' expectations. The Narratives team has comprehensive professional skills to provide the following Services:

  •     Conception and proposal
  •     Creative and literary writing (Writers, poets and voices)
  •     Scripting
  •     Thematic music video and audio production
  •     Content design and management
  •     Digital recording
  •     Linear and non-linear editing/mixing
  •     Broadcast facility for FM radio and TV channels
  •     Video graphics
  •     Web designing
  •     Documentary services (audio and video)

                                1.Educational
                                2. Descriptive
                                3. Docudrama

  •     Television production
  •     Training videos
  •     Animation and multimedia

Surveys

Narratives has a qualified and experienced field-research team to conduct cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys in different social sciences' perspective.

This capacity to conduct surveys is a specially designed feature of Narratives for civil society organizations, local and international non-governmental organizations, and research, academic and government institutions.

Being an initiative of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Narratives relies upon the research expertise of the former in conducting surveys and opinion polls. PIPS has extensive experience and expertise in field research. Some of the key surveys conducted by PIPS include:

  •     Survey to explore trends and level of radicalization in Pakistan at societal level (2010)
  •     Surveys to explore trends and levels of radicalization among educated Pakistani youth (2009)
  •     Survey to map political attitudes of Pakistani religious seminaries, or madrassas (2009)
  •     Survey to understand the media narratives and journalists' understanding of human rights (2008)
  •     Survey of registered political party workers and voters to identify some of the key determinants of political behavior in Pakistan (2006)

Narratives offers its services for descriptive, exploratory, predictive and evaluative surveys across Pakistan's eight administrative units that include:

  •      Selection of survey methods and tools     
  •      Preparation of survey questionnaire  
  •      Identifying survey respondents (survey sample)
  •      Pilot test
  •      Conducting survey
  •      Entering and editing data
  •      Analyzing data
  •      Report writing and findings

 Narratives Team

Narratives Team
 
Muhammad Amir Rana 
Managing Director
 
 
Najam u Din
Editor
 
 
Safdar Sial
Concept Editor
 
Mubashir Bukhari 
Media Manager
 
 
Zahid Hassan
Script Writer
 
Aqeel Yusafzai
Script & Research
 
 
Mujtaba Rathore
Script & Research
 
Ali Abbas
Script & Research
 
 
Shagufta Hayat
Public Relations
 
Amar Bilal
Production Manager
 
 
Shahzad Ahmad 
Design & Graphics
 
Anjum Kamran
Sales & Marketing
 
 
Hassan Sardar
Business Manager