After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s monthly book recommendations, President Dr Arif Alvi has shared a list of his favourite books.

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In a 14-minute-long video shot inside President House’s library, President Alvi listed his top must-read books and encouraged the youth to read them.


“I want the interest of book reading to stay alive in Pakistan,” says President Alvi in the video.

Check out President Alvi’s recommendations below:

1. Revelation: The Story of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) by Meraj Mohiuddin

2. Capital & Ideology by Thomas Piketty

3. The Anarchy by William Dalrymple

4. Upheaval (How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change) by Jared Diamond

5. Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

6. The Metric Society by Steffen Mau

7. The Big Picture by Sean Carroll

8. Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

9. Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

10. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

Later, President Alvi’s son Awab Alvi shared that the president makes a conscious effort to include reading in his daily routine.