Frequently Asked Questions

   
Where are the Punjab Archives located?
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The Punjab Archives are located in the Tomb of Anarkali and adjoining buildings in four blocks situated in the Punjab Civil Secretariat on Lower Mall, Lahore.
   
What is the organizational pattern of Punjab Archives?
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The Punjab Archives Organization is headed by Director who is assisted by two Deputy Directors, two Assistant Directors, Two Research Officers and one Microfilming Officer and other six gazetted officers.
   
What is the extent of Punjab Archives?
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The records in Punjab Archives dates back to the year 1804, covering socio-economic and political history of the region.
   
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The Archival museum was established along with the record office in 1924. It contains rare documents of historical value and portraits of historical celebrities connected with the history of region.
   
How scholars & students can see the record?
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The students/scholars can apply for enrolment in Punjab Archives on a prescribed application form for research. After approval they are allowed to inspect the record. However a scholar from abroad has to produce letter of introduction both from his/her University or College and the diplomatic representative of his country of origin in Pakistan and NOC issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan.
   
What is the inspect fee for scholars to consult Archival material?
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The present enrolment fee is Rs.75/- for local students and five Pound Sterling for the foreigners.
   
Is there any prescribed form for application/ Admission?
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Necessary prescribed form of application is available.
   
What are the working hours for scholars and students?
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The Punjab Archives opens daily except on Sunday, from 8.00 A.M. to 3.00 P.M and on Friday from 8.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon.
   
What facilities are available in Punjab Archives?
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The facilities of Microfilming/photocopying are available under rules.
   
Is there any library in the Punjab Archives?
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Yes, there are two libraries in the main Secretariat Library and Archives Library.
   
What sorts of tools are used for the retrieval of the record?ent?
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Descriptive lists, Catalogues, Indices and Indexes are the main retrieval tools. However, work on storing date on computer is also under consideration.
   
Is there any list of Archival publications?
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There is a list of Archival publications.
   
What facilities for the preservation of record are available in Punjab Archives?
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The record is preserved through manual repair, restoration, binding, fumigation, lamination and microfilming etc.