Frequently Asked Questions
- Where are the Punjab Archives located?
- What is the organizational pattern of Punjab Archives?
- What is the extent of Punjab Archives?
- What is preserved in the Archival Museum?
- How scholars & students can see the record?
- What is the inspect fee for scholars to consult Archival material?
- Is there any prescribed form for application?
- What are the working hours for scholars and students?
- What facilities are available in Punjab Archives?
- Is there any library in the Punjab Archives?
- What sorts of tools are used for the retrieval of the record?
- Is there any list of Archival publications?
- What facilities for the preservation of record are available in Punjab Archives?
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|The present enrolment fee is Rs.75/- for local students and five Pound Sterling for the foreigners.|
|Necessary prescribed form of application is available.|
|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.|
|The facilities of Microfilming/photocopying are available under rules.|
|Yes, there are two libraries in the main Secretariat Library and Archives Library.|
|Descriptive lists, Catalogues, Indices and Indexes are the main retrieval tools. However, work on storing date on computer is also under consideration.|
|There is a list of Archival publications.|
|The record is preserved through manual repair, restoration, binding, fumigation, lamination and microfilming etc.|