Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s reading habits recently made headlines when The Current cited sources as saying that he is an avid reader who prefers books over television.

Since the premier is a fan of non-fiction and is currently reading “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World” by Peter Frankopan, here are five books that we think he should give a read.

1. Grade VI Geography:

No, we’re not kidding. The world broke into laughter when PM Imran said, “…on the border region of Germany and Japan” while addressing a gathering in Tehran.


While a lot of people argued that the idea of Germany and Japan sharing a border was just a slip of tongue, we don’t think taking a look back at those geography lessons from grade VI is a big deal.

2. ‘Gandhi and Civil Disobedience: The Mahatma in Indian Politics’

The Salt March of 1930 was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Since the PM, before coming to power, was somewhat a civil disobedience fan, we think he might enjoy this one by Judith M Brown.

3. Grade VIII Physics:

It is hard to forget how the premier once said that the Chinese are working on a train that travels not at light ki speed, but “speed ki light”. We’re sure it was yet another slip of tongue, but…

Maybe PM Imran can give grade VIII’s physics book a quick look before making such a claim again.

4.How Democracies Die

This one is not that important since we might not be there yet. But every political leader should read “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.

In the book, the Harvard University political scientists explain how elected leaders can gradually subvert the democratic process to increase their power.

5. Trump: The Art of The Deal

PM Imran will soon be leaving for the United States (US) on his maiden visit to the country since being handed the reins of the country.

Since the premier will be meeting President Donald Trump, giving this book a read to know him better appears to be a good idea.

The book, credited to Trump, talks about the US president’s childhood. It also describes his early work, building The Trump Organization as well as his actions and thoughts.