Announcements :
• Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khalil has resumed the charge as Acting Director of the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad w.e.f. 25-09-2023
• The Institute has announced BS, M. Phil, and PhD admissions (Fall-2023)
National Institute of Pakistan Studies

Pakistan Studies, like most area studies, came into being at a time of high level national crises in Pakistan. The separation of East Pakistan in 1971 brought into focus various aspects of national life in Pakistan. The tragedy led the ruling elite and the intelligentsia to the conclusion that there was an urgent need to study Pakistani society in a manner that would contribute to national cohesion and strength. The first off-shoot of such thinking was the establishment, in 1973, of a Department of Pakistan Studies at the country’s premier university, the University of Islamabad (now Quai-i-Azam University). Interest in Pakistan Studies increased and by 1976a comprehensive program for its promotion was chalked out. Great interest was shown at the highest level and a Parliamentary act provided for the establishment of several Pakistan Studies centers in various universities of Pakistan. at the same time much effort went into the development of curricula for Pakistan Studies at the secondary level. In 1978, the Government declared Pakistan Studies a compulsory subject at all levels of education up to the first degree, including professional degree.