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Those who read more books, have more chances of mental development and better opportunities of success. Hence, this paper is an attempt to find out relationship between students’ reading habits and their academic performance in Government Post Graduate College Nowshera, Pakistan at Bachelor of Sciences (BS) level. To collect the relevant data, a questionnaire was designed and distributed among 420 (270 males and 150 females) students studying at BS level. The questionnaire investigated students’ reading habit and their attitudes towards reading. Students’ academic performances were recorded through the transcripts of their examination in the previous semester. The collected data were analyzed by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The researchers concluded that students do not read books frequently and female students take more interest in reading books than male students. It is recommended that teachers and parents should create a conducive environment for students to read more and more books for effective learning. Students should also make library their first point of call to get updated from time to time for development of reading habits. Adequate and updated books, journals, newspaper must be available in the libraries, so that students could be attracted for more reading.