Ghazi Library
Command and Staff College, Quetta

The History of College Library dates back to 1905 when the College was temporarily established at Deolali, India. In  1907   when the College  shifted from   Deolali to Quetta, the Library was housed in one room. The new Library Complex completed in August 1992 was inaugurated by the then COAS General Abdul Waheed, NI (M), HI (M)   in June 1993. In   June   2002   it was named Ghazi Library after Lieutenant Gen Tariq Waseem Ghazi   (ex Commandant) in  recognition of his untiring  efforts  for  the  College  in  general  and  Library in particular.

The  story  of the Library will be incomplete without mentioning the crucial role played  by Lieutenant  Colonel (later Commander - In - Chief of Pakistan Army) Agha  Mohammad  Yahya Khan who was member of the Faculty at the time of independence. He safeguarded  the repository  from the Indian Faculty Members who wanted to split  the Library  and peculate  a portion to  India.  Lieutenant Colonel Yahya  slept in the Library  for several  consecutive nights shielding this treasure of knowledge.

The College Library, in its present shape  is a tastefully  decorated  repository  of knowledge  which  is  stocked  with 54,000  books on a wide  variety  of subjects including  2500  rare  books,  published  prior  to  1905.  The oldest  book  in  the Library “The History of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire” dates back to 1686. The adorned  dome  and  murals  depicting  ideal  leadership attributes and Muslim history always fascinate our visitors.

Fresh Arrivals

  • Pakistan's Security Problems and Challenges
  • Militancy in Kashmir
  • India's Security Interest in Her Neighbourhood
  • Emerging Strategic Trends in Asia
  • The Arabs at War in Afghanistan
  • The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring
  • International Conflict Analysis in South Asia
  • Education Policies in Pakistan
  • Governance in Pakistan
  • A Passion for Leadership
  • Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan’s Border
  • Putting Pakistan Right
  • Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins
  • The End Game: The Final Chapter in Britain's Great Game in Afghanistan
  • Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War
  • The Syrian Jihad
  • The Rise and Fall of Nations
  • A War of Intervention The Russo-Georgian War 2008
  • India vs Pakistan: Why Can't We Just Be Friends?
  • The Rise of Islamic State