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Daastan- Pakistan’s First Ever Self-Publishing Platform

Daastan is Pakistan’s first self-publishing platform with an aim to revive the literary industry of Pakistan. And also, to encourage people to pursue writings they are more than willing to publish their works. Mera Qissa is a project of Daastan through which a number of writers have been able to publish their work. And a good news is that, Daastan is now a registered publishing house.

A number of books have been published under the guidance of Daastan. The most famous ones include Zulekha by Omer Malik (, Scars by Sania Irfan (, and Especially Special by Sundus Zafar (

Zulekha is written under the genre of Romance. Omer Malik is the author of this romantic novel. And the synopsis of the book goes like this: “Five years of marriage or fooling around? Five years of love or sexual desire? Five years of living or hiding?
These questions haunted a couple from day one, prying on their freedom to do as they pleased. This is the story of a marriage embroiled in forbidden love and desire, a marriage burdened by the two contradictory extremes of honour and passion in sub-continental society. When one partner tries to rekindle the lost affection with other, the narrator tries to explain to us why forsaking everything; their parents, society, religion and the teachings of God was not such a bad idea. Or was it?
Torn between the will to live their lives as they please and the norms of the traditional and religious society of Pakistan, will these two forbidden lovers find consolation in their love for each other on this ‘second honeymoon’?”

This novel along with others are available to read online or order a hardcopy at

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Posted by on October 10, 2016 in Inspiration

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