The National Archives of Pakistan serves as the custodian of the nation's historical records, preserving and providing access to a vast collection of documents, photographs, and other invaluable resources. The institution plays a pivotal role in promoting the understanding and appreciation of Pakistan's cultural heritage, ensuring the preservation of its rich history for future generations.
The Directorate of Archives and Libraries was established in 1951, as sub-ordinate office of the Ministry of Education. The Department of Archives was bifurcated on 8th December, 1973 which established two separate departments, namely National Archives of Pakistan and National Library. In 1977, the subject of Archives was alloted to newly created Culture Division. Later on 9th January 1997, the National Archives of Pakistan was attached to the Cabinet Division. The National Archives building comprising 1,50,000 sq.ft. covered area is located in the Administrative Block Area of Islamabad. The building was constructed into two phases. The administration block (phase-I) was completed in 1988 while the 2nd phase repositories were completed in 1995.Read More