• 1. 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;

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

  • 3. 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;

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

  • 5. 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;

  • 6. 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;

  • 7. 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;

  • 8. 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;

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

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

  • 11. To publish biannual Journals of high academic quality;



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