The publishers of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's book ‘Pakistan: A Personal History' on Thursday announced the recall of the publication in view of incorrect labelling of Kashmir on the map.
Transworld Publishers — a Random House Group Company — made this announcement exactly a week after the book was launched in London. The publishers had already recalled all advance copies of the book in India prior to the formal announcement in a pre-emptive move before any official complaint.
In the official announcement made here — through office-bearers of Mr. Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) — Transworld Publishers said the book was being recalled pending correction of the mistake.
That the decision to recall the book was taken over the past 24 hours was evident from the fact that invitations for the launch of the publication in Islamabad next Monday were sent out on Wednesday evening.
According to senior PTI office bearer, Shireen Mazari, who had sent out the invites, the mistake was made by the publishers as the map included in the book was not the one provided to them by Mr. Khan.
The Partition-time map shows what India regards as ‘Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir' shaded in the same colour as that of Pakistan.