Scope & Mission

  • To assess and examine the needs and requirements of research in the history and culture of the Muslims of South Asia, Muslim Freedom Movement and the Islamic State of Pakistan;

  • To identify areas or aspects in these fields and conduct research thereon;

  • To coordinate research programmes of various universities and other research bodies in and outside Pakistan and cooperate with the activities and scholarly pursuits of all official and non-official institution engaged in this field;

  • To seek, acquire and preserve source material (private papers, newspapers, rare books, documents and pamphlets, etc.) relevant to the above fields;

  • To arrange interviews with important persons who can recall significant incidents relating to the fields mentioned above and to preserve a record of such conversations for current and further use by historians and scholars;

  • To reprint (with necessary editorial annotations) major and minor classics relating to the fields mentioned above which are now completely unavailable or are very scarce;

  • To make provision for research and advisory services and with these objectives enter into agreements with other institutions or with public bodies under prescribed conditions;

  • To devise and adopt ways and means to further the objectives of the Institute as a body responsible for research in the history and culture of Pakistan;

  • To cooperate with international research organizations, and study Pakistan in wider context of its neighboring countries.

  • To sponsor and commission scholarly works by persona not on the staff of the Institute;

  • To publish biannual Journals of high academic quality;

Dr Sajid Awan

Phone: 051-2896153-4/Ext.129

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Dr Muhammad Hassan
Associate Editor

Phone: 2896153-4/Ext:112

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Dr Rahat Zubair Malik
Associate Editor

Phone: 2896153-4/Ext.125

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Rao Tahir Hussain

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Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah

Iftikhar H. Malik (U.K.)

Sikandar Hayat

Abdullah al-Ahsan (Malaysia)

Aftab Kazi

Isa Habibbeyli (Azerbaijan)

Munawwar Ali Khan

Akbar S. Ahmed (U.S.A.)

M. Khalid Masud

Atful Hye Shibli (Bangladesh)

Syed Qalb-i-Abid

Francis Robinson (U.K.)

Dushka H. Saiyid

M. Aslam Syed (Germany)

S.M. Zaman

Ian Talbot (U.K.)


Shamsur Rahman (Bangladesh)


The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) is a Centre of Excellence at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.


Phone: 051-2896153-54/107



Pakistan Journal of History and Culture by National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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