Vol 15, No 1

Table of Contents

  1. Research Article
    Land Tenure and Title System in Gilgit-Baltistan PDF
    Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti, Zahir Ali
    Gilgit-Baltistan is an administrative unit of the Pakistan and commonly known as "˜Flashpoint of Asia'. It is the hub, the crow's nest and the fulcrum of the Asia and the "˜Roof of the World'. This paper discusses the land tenure and title system in Gilgit-Baltistan. Some of the area is settled and has been brought under formal systems of land administration, similar to that of Pakistan, where records-of-rights are available. Major area still remains unsettled. Owing to absence of accurate and reliable system of land records, registration and taxation, development of this region has been eclipsed by enormous proportions. While tracking history of land management, analysis of different laws/rules and assessing capacity of human resource employed in this sector, this paper suggests policy, regulatory and institutional recommendations towards developing a regime of secure tenures and titles in this region.

  2. Research Article
    Administrative Challenges to Public Libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Pakistan: An Empirical Study PDF
    Muhammad Rafi, Sikandar Ali, Ashfaq Ahmad
    This paper studies the rising challenges to Khyber Pakhtunkhawa public libraries administration in setting of goals and achieving targets. A quantitative based study was designed to know the expert opinion by analyzing data using statistical software (SPSS). Questionnaire survey was conducted in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa public libraries to know the critical factors. Findings of the research showed non-professional administrators with no research background are unable to keep pace with demanding issues at hand.