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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pakistani Engineer Starts Online Library

Why this Pakistani Engineer Quit His Job to Start an Online Library

The Readers Club and Kitabain were established to improve people's access to a wide range of books, reports Tech in Asia

Osman Husain | August 17, 2015

After graduating from Purdue University in the mid-1990s, Pakistan-born entrepreneur Usman Siddiqui accepted a software engineer job in Dallas, Texas. His time in the US meant he was exposed first-hand to the rise and subsequent growth of technology start-ups and he yearned to emulate the model. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Siddiqui quit his job to be closer to his family, moved back to Pakistan, and started exploring the possibility of building a start-up in the country.
“E-commerce platforms such as Amazon were taking off in the US. I had an interest in technology ventures and felt they could work in Pakistan too,” says Siddiqui.

<more at; related links: (The Readers Club. [About: Who are we?
The Readers Club was founded by Usman Siddiqui and Jawad Yousuf. Usman has a degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with highest distinction, from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He worked with Supply Chain Planning Software at i2 Technologies, Dallas, USA, before returning to Pakistan. Jawad has a degree in Actuarial Sciences from Purdue University and a Masters degree in Statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. What is The Readers Club? The Readers Club is Pakistan's first online library. It is an attempt to fill the void created by the complete dearth of quality and accessible libraries, and remedy the problem of the high cost of quality books. Our value is a combination of savings, selection, and convenience you can not find anywhere else. The Readers Club selection offers the latest bestsellers, and hundreds of other common interest titles in various categories including Fiction, History, Current Affairs, and Biographies etc. Offering such a large selection can make it an overwhelming task to find titles you enjoy. That's why we have devoted significant time and resources building useful tools like a comprehensive browse section, and advanced search functions. Members enjoy free delivery both to and from their door-step. Orders are automatically generated from titles that are queued on their list so there is never a need to place additional orders when returns are received. We hope that you enjoy our service and help us in spreading the word!] and (The Readers Club (Pakistan) on Facebook)>

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