The National Archives of Pakistan is a pioneer archival institution, acquainting the public with the history, people, land and heritage of Pakistan. The National Archives of Pakistan collects, documents and preserves primary and secondary source materials has the mandate to acquire, arrange, preserve and disseminate the public and private archival record that foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of history of the Pakistan.
1. Archival Material
National Archives collects a wide variety of indigenous sources ranging from oral and written history, rare books, manuscripts, audio visual material like photograph, film and recording.
2. Government Record
The National Archives is a repository for records of the Federally funded entities.
3. Research and Reference Services
Excellent research facilities are extended to the visiting researchers/scholars and students in an environment conducive to research.
4. Conferences, Exhibitions and Workshops
Fulfilling its role as leading research and resource center The National Archives hosts and participating in numerous regional and international conferences, workshops and exhibitions.
The National Archives of Pakistan has established relationships with leading international archival centres in order to expand its archives and resources, and is the member of International Council of Archives (ICA), South and West Asian Regional Branch (SWARBICA) and Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Record Managers (ACARM).
The National Archives has become a hub for all seekers of knowledge bearing of history and development of Pakistan. It is my great pleasure to welcome all the students, researchers/scholars and general public to visits us and explore treasure of knowledge preserved in the National Archives. I am confident that, this growing National Archives will remain a pioneer institution, embracing all efforts to disseminate our knowledge of history and culture.
Services of National Archives
The National Archives can be called as the heaven for researchers, and through efforts of years it has proved it affinity towards the scholars/researchers. Citizens and visiting scholars can get their desired references in the form of soft and hard copies.
NAP provides the following facilities to the citizens, visiting scholars and institutions:
We offer Physical and Digital archival collections, reference, and research facilities
Digital archive offered access to newspapers, periodicals, private collections and government publications containing 1.8 Million pages
Reading room where photocopies of prominent record are kept for referencing
Microfilm reference room where microfilm readers and printers are provided for reading record on microfilms
Archives library where referencing is available
In the photographic section, photographic albums are provided for referencing
Photocopies and copies of microfilm and photographs can be obtained at cost to cost basis
Consultancy / Advisory services related to record management