‘Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law’ receives AIPS Annual Book Prize

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Dr. Osama Siddique’s book ‘Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)’ is the recipient of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) Annual Book Prize, 2014-2015. The award was open to books published over the last three years as well as those about to go into print.

According to the Award Committee:

“Siddique’s book was chosen by the Committee because it focuses on an area not as much discussed as others like the military and geopolitical issues. Law and the multiple legal systems in play in Pakistan are major issues in contemporary Pakistan. Refreshingly, the book gives a *local* point of view, and displays the results of important bottom-up data gathering. Because of the relative novelty of its subject matter and clear, engaging prose, it is likely to attract numerous readers and draw potential scholars into the field of Pakistan studies.”

AIPS will publicly announce the award on October 24, 2015 at the AIPS Reception during the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin.

‘Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law’ was also declared Winner of the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award at Karachi Literature Festival, 2014.

Dr. Osama Siddique