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Pirated textbooks seized from major book retailers in Karachi.

Karachi -- As a part of the efforts to counter book piracy, the police team of the Aaram Bagh police station conducted three successful raids at Saima Book Palace, Saira Academy and New Low Price Bookshop located in main Urdu Bazaar.

The raids resulted in the confiscation of 1,742 pirated copies of 36 Oxford titles from Saima Book Palace, 215 pirated copies of 44 Oxford titles from Saira Academy, and 120 pirated copies of imported Oxford titles from New Low Price Bookshop. The police has detained Azmat Ali, owner of Saima Book Palace; Adnan Ashraf, owner of Saira Academy; and Nabeel and Shoaib, owners of New Low Price Bookshop, for further investigation, and impounded the pirated books.

An FIR has been lodged against the culprits on the charge of selling pirated versions of Oxford textbooks, an offence which constitutes a violation of the Copyright Laws of Pakistan. Such infringements of Intellectual Property Rights cause heavy losses to the publishing industry, authors, the Pakistan government, and parents and pupils who are cheated into buying sub-standard, pirated books.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Apr 6, 2013
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