Welcome to National Archives

The National Archives of Pakistan is the reservoir of the non-current records of the Government of Pakistan. Information of National Archives of Pakistan is derived from numerous sources, including various editions of the Pakistan Year Book and Economic Survey of Pakistan. The National Archives of Pakistan is member of the International Council on Archives and its regional branch called South and West Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (SWARBICA).

Our Vision

Archival organization with state of the art support poised towards innovative research promoting nation’s approach for enhancing cultural and intellectual understanding.

Our Mission

Preservation & acquisition of records of enduring value, significant to the nation.User friendly access to general public, researchers and students etc. Forging durable linkages with academia/research institutes.

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Kamran Ali Afzal

Cabinet Secretary


Muhammad Din Chakrani

Director General

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Our Holdings

Media Reports Repository

A Media Reports Repository, is a method to manage Newspapers, Periodicals, Radio Pakistan Record and other News Bulletins...

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Private Collections

The National Archives of Pakistan holds a number of Private Collections, which were received as donations or through purchase during the last 50 Years...

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Government Publications

The National Archives of Pakistan have a large collection of Government Publications such as Gazettes, Gazetteers and Assembly Debates...

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Reprography is the reproduction of graphics/document through mechanical or electrical means , such as Photography or Xerography...

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Major Functions


Preservation refers to the set of activities that aims to prolong the life of a record with as little changes to original record as possible. Preservation is practiced in archive when they perceive a record is in need of care.

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Lost documents are more than ink and paper. They are legal victories, hours of hard work, an irreplaceable treasure, an original signature, manuscripts and more. Restoration is the main element in the preservation of documents and manuscripts.

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Microfilm has been the most cost-efficient, safe and durable method for preserving the document throughout the ages. Document security should not be an after thought. It should be very first thought.

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The digitization process for preservation of historical treasure for posterity and saving that from wear and tear during consultation process. Modern Archives are being transformed very fast into digital format.

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Research & Reference

The Research Rooms are dedicated to provide the public full and open access to the Archival sources of a Nation. National Archives of Pakistan has also established a Research Room where every possible research facility is provided to the visiting researchers/scholars.

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Training & Courses

National Archives of Pakistan offer training to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector. Our training sessions are relevant from both an organisational and individual perspective.

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