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Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan Memorial Award

With financial support from National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) and others, the Council of Social Sciences, Pakistan (COSS) has established an annual Award of Rs. 50,000/- in memory of the renowned social worker and social scientist late Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan. The Award will be given every year on October 9, the Death Anniversary of Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan, to the best book by a Pakistani author published during a financial year (July to June) written in any of the following fields (i) rural/urban development (ii) peace (iii) poverty and its alleviation and (iv) gender discrimination. COSS has generated funds for the Award through donations.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The book must meet international academic standards in its substance and format.
  2. The book comprising collected articles by the same author can also be considered for the Award. 
  3. The book should not be a textbook or a collection of articles by different writers.
  4. Only the books written in English, Urdu or in other Pakistani languages will be considered for the Award.
  5. A selection committee for selecting the book for the Award will be appointed according to procedure prescribed in the Foundation Document of the Award. The decision of the selection committee will be final and cannot be challenged at any forum.
  6. If an award is not conferred for some reason in any year, the money will be carried over to the next year when two awards instead of one will be conferred.
  7. Anyone can recommend a book deserving award by sending information about the book’s title, year of publication, its author’s name and postal address, by an email or letter, which must reach COSS 10 days before the last date for nomination.
  8. Those who nominate a book for the award should send a formal letter to COSS accompanied by two hard copies of the book. The letter should give details about the book’s title, year of publication, name of its author and his/her present office and residential address and publishing institute and company.
  9. A book whose author is not alive can also be considered for the award. 
  10. The nominations/recommendations must be sent to COSS on or before June 15 of a year. Nominations must be sent to COSS on its postal address (given above) with two hard copies of the book. Advance information about the nomination can be sent by email but this will not be considered a substitute for postal nomination.

Proforma for nominating books for the Award

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List of AHK Awards
Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan Memorial Book Award and Lecture 2021
Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan Memorial Book Award 2017
AHK Award 2013
AHK Award 2011 and 2012
AHK Award 2010
AHK Award 2008 and 2009
AHK Award 2007
AHK Award 2006
AHK Award 2005
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