Seizures of Unlicensed Books in Pakistan

During raids conducted in December 2011, authorities seized over 100,000 pirated books in Pakistan, with a majority of the book being seized in the city of Lahore.

Every year, the government of Pakistan losses up to $221 Million (20 Billion Pakistan Rupees) in tax revenue due to the pirating of intellectual property within the country.

Source: Aroosa Shaukat, “Intellectual property: Lahore declared ‘centre of book piracy’,” Express Tribune, January 5, 2012.