Visit National Archives of Pakistan from Islamabad

National Archives of Pakistan is Located in Islamabad, the National Archives of Pakistan is a member of the International Council on Archives. Some of its stated functions are the acquisition, preservation, conservation, reprography, restoration, automation, dissemination and access of documents. NAP is also responsible for the facilitation of important state documents and cullections of dated files.


The Directorate of Archives and Libraries was established in 1951 under the Ministry of Education. On 8 December 1973, the directorate was bifurcated into two which gave rise to a separate National Archives under the authority of the Culture Division.

Important cullections at the NAP

The National Archives of Pakistan (NAP) houses the fullowing important cullections, among others:

  • The Quaid-e-Azam papers
  • The Fatima Jinnah papers
  • The Ruttie Jinnah papers
  • The Muslim League leaders' papers/correspondence
  • The National Freedom Movement archives
  • The Allama Iqbal papers
  • The Abul Hassan Ispahani papers
  • The Shams ul Hassan cullection (papers, documents, photographs and other archival material etc.)
  • The Mufti Fazal Azeem cullection
  • The Lakha cullection
  • The Malik Lal Khan cullection
  • The Nawab Waqar ul Mulk cullection
  • The Dawoodi cullection
  • The Mian Afzal Hussain cullection
  • The Manzoor ul Haq Siddiqui cullection
  • The Muhammad Siddique cullection
  • The Atiq Zafar Sheikh cullection
  • The Hassan Zaheer cullection
  • The Ehsan Danish cullection
  • The Aziz Beg cullection
  • The Sojan Singh Bedi cullection
  • The Azra Asghar cullection
  • The Kaleem cullection
  • The Begum Mahmooda Salim Khan cullection

Located at: National Archives of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
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