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NIHCR has conducted several events since 1980 in order to promote Historical & Cultural Research activities. List of all Symposiums, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences can be found below...

Symposiums Conducted

1. Symposium on History of Pakistan, attended by Russian Scholars 3-3-1990

2. Preservation of Archives/Documents 2-2-1991

3. Symposium on Muslim Unity of South Asia. 26-12-1991

4. Symposium on the Rulership of Shah Jehan October 1992

5. Pakistan Development or Decay 12.1.1993

6. Environment and Sustainable Development: Social Sciences 18-19 Feb. 1993.
Perspectives in Connection with International Islamic University,

7. Symposium on Comprehensive History of Pakistan 25.7.1993

8. International Symposium on Al-Quds & its Cultural Heritage 19-12 Oct. 1993

 Series of Symposiums

A series of symposia was arranged in 2009 in which 17 institutions were visited in 11 cities which lead to August 2009 Symposium held at Baragali. The detail of symposia is as under:

9. Held at NIHCR building: 3 sessions held on 2nd and 3rd February 2009.

10. Department of History, University of Peshawar, on 11 February 2009.

11. Department of History, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 26 Feb. 2009

12. Department of History, Government College University, Lahore, 27 February 2009.

13. Pakistan Study Centre, University of Sind, Jamshoro, 19 March 2009.

14. Department of Archaeology, University of Sind, Jamshoro, 20 March 2009.

15. National Museum, Karachi, 22 March 2009, A.M.
8. Department of History, University of Karachi, 22 March 2009, P.M.

16. Sind Department of Antiquities, 24 March 2009, P.M.

17. Department of History, Pakistan Studies, and Archaeology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, 25 March 2009.

18. Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, 28 March 2009.

19. Department of History and Political Science, University of Faisalabad, 31 March 2009.

20. Department of History and Political Science, University of Sargodha, 31 March 2009.

21. Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University, 20 April 2009.

22. Department of History, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, 29 April 2009.

23. Department of History, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, 30 April 2009.

24. Department of History, University of Balochistan, Quetta, 7 May 2009.


Seminars Conducted - á Top

1. Seminar on Shah Waliullah 1975-76

2. Seminar on Sayyid Ameer Ali 1975-76

3. Seminar on Kalat Satate National Party 1975-76

4. Seminar on Chaudhary Rahmat Ali 1975-76

5. Seminar on The Availability of Source Material in Selected 1975-76 Libraries of

    Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

6. Seminar on Madar-e-Millat Miss Fatima Jinnah: 1975-76 Companion of the Quaid-i-


7. Seminar on Chaudhry Rahmat Ali and Pakistan 1975-76 National Movement

8. Seminar on Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind 1975-76

9. Seminar on Historiography 1975-76

10. Seminar on Historiography in Pakistan 1975-76

11. Pakistan Historian’s Moot 1-2 June 1989

12. Seminar on Muslim Struggle for Freedom 4-7-1989

13. Quaid-i-Azam International Seminar 21-23 Dec. 1989.

14. Seminar on Collaboration by the SAARC Scholars April 1992

15. Seminar: Lecture by Dr. Gowher Rizvi (UIC) 28.3.1993

16. Seminar on Promotion of Historical Studies. 20.5.1993

17. Seminar by Muhammad Umardraz 21.7.1993

18. Seminar on Islamization of the Economy 14-16 April 1994

19. Seminar with Iranian Scholar 6-12-1999

20. Seminar on “Importance of Writing History of Pakistan During 22 March 2002 the

     Times of Ummayyads, Abbasids, and Emergence of Independent Dynasties (712-

     1206)”: Lecture delivered by Dr. Ahmad Nabi Khan

21. Seminar on the Post-11 Sept, 2001 world: its effect on Southeast Asia, Lecture

     delivered by Riduan Wu, scholar from 30 April 2002 Singapore.

 22. Seminar on Madar-i-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah 8 Feb. 2003

23. Seminar on the Role of Muslim Bengal in the Creation of Pakistan and Reception

     for Visiting Bangladesh Delegation. 7 Oct. 2004

24. Three Day Symposium on "State of Historical and Cultural Research in Pakistan" 19----21 August 2009 at Baragali in collaboration with History Department, University of Peshawar.

25. Collaborative Seminar was held on 9 June 2009 on "Impact of Turkish History on World Civilization" with Rumi Forum, Islamabad.

26. On 6 July 2009 the NIHCR arranged 1st seminar in collaboration of Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University at Faisal Mosque Campus. Dr. Syed Sulman Nadvi gave a lecture on "Meesaq-i-Madina".


27. On 8 July 2009 the NIHCR arranged 2nd seminar in collaboration of Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University at Faisal Mosque Campus. Dr. Syed Sulman Nadvi gave a lecture on "Sulah Hudaibia".

28. On 22 July 2009 the NIHCR arranged a seminar in collaboration Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad on the topic on "State of Discipline of History in Pakistan". Dr. Khurram Qadir on behalf of the NIHCR Director delivered a lecture. Ms. Ayesha Shafiq made a presentation on "Comprehensive History of Pakistan"

Seminars Arranged in the year 2010


Mr. Syed Umar Hayat, NIHCR,QAU
Geneva Accord(1988): An Analysis
Prof. Masood Zahid, NIPS,Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
Communal Consciousness in 19th Century India: Manifestations and Motivations
Mr.Akhtar Rasool Bodla, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
Punjab and Foreign Traders:An Analysis

Dr. Nazrul Islam,

Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, IIU,Islamabd.

Two Decades of Democracy in Bangladesh(1991-2010): Disillusionment in Practice
Prof.Dr. Khurram Qadir, Director, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabd
Khwaja Ahmad Yaswi
Prof.Dr.Hanif Khalil, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad.
Pashtu aur Urdu Mein Tazkeer-o-Tanees(karachi)Masalah
Prof.Dr.Tariq Rahman, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad
Who is Afraid of Urdish and Urdi?
Mr.M.Hassan Baloch, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
Musharrafian Era: Alienation of Balochistan
Prof.Dr.Aasim Sajjad, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad.
Subalterm Studies
Prof.Dr.Shuja, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad
History of Knowledge
Prof.Dr.Shuja, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad
"History of Knowledge: Third Perspective and Relativity of the Past"
Prof.Dr.Shuja, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad
"History of Knowledge: Objectivity in history and physics"
Dr.Sajid Awan, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"The Matrix of Political Development"
Prof.Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector,IIU,Islamabad
"Iqbal ka Taswaur-e-Tarikh"
Mr.Manzoor Ahmed Veerio, NIPS,QAU,Islamabad
Ms.Farah Gul Baqai ,NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"Jenkins Correspondence with Mountbatten-1947
Dr.Naseem Ahmed, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"State of Local and District History Writings in Pakistan"
Prof.Dr.Muhammad Aslam, Former Director, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"Historical and Cultural Legacy of Pakistan Revisited"
Mr.Mirza Abrar, DCO,Hafizabad
Local Government System in Pakistan
Mr.Syed Umar Hayat, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"Allama Raghib Ahsan and the Pakistan Movement: An Overview"

Weekly Seminars Arranged First Quarter 2011(January-March)


49 Prof.Dr.Tariq Rehman, Director, NIPS,QAU 7-01-2011 "Inscriptions on Pakistani Trucks as Window into Popular Culture"
50 Mr.Mukhtar Qureshi, Executive Director, Centre for Peace and Development Initiatve,CPDI, Islamabad 14-01-2011 "Wiki Leaks in the Perspective of Right to Information
51 Dr.Sajid Awan, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad 28-01-2011 "Qayam-e-Pakistan: Mukhtalif Nukta-i-Hi Nazr"
52 Dr.Naseem Ahmed, NIHCR, QAU,Islamabad 04-02-2011 "General Musharaf's Taliban Policy and its implication for Pakistan"
53 Mr.Hassan Bloch, NIHCR,QAU, Islmabad 11-02-2011 "Baloch Nationalism in Pakistan: Domestic and International Factors"
54 Dr.Tanveer Anjum, Department of history,QAU 18-02-2011 "Inheriting Spirituality? Politics of Succession at Pakpattan Shrine in the 13th & 14th Centuries"
55 Madam Farah Gul Baqai, NIHCR,QAU,Islmabad 25-02-2011 "Ruttie Jinnah: A flower of Bombay"
56 Ms.Iffat Humayun Khan, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad 04-03-2011 "Problems of Democracy in Pakistan From 1999-2007"
57 Mr. Michael Skinner, Researcher, York Centre for International and Security Studies(YCISS) Toronto, Canada 11-03-2011 "A Clash of Principals and Interests: Canada's role in the latest inning of the Great Game--the Global War on Terror."
58 Mr.Syed Umar Hayat, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad. 18-03-2011 "Junejo Government's Policy towards Afghanistan and USSR 1985-1988: Challenges, Pressures and Directions."
59 Ms. Ayesha Shafiq 25-03-2011 Development of Irrigation during the Period of Nawab Sadiq V


Weekly Seminars Arranged 2nd Quarter



Dr.Sajid Awan, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"Varying Paradigms of Writings on the Politics of Pakistan."
Dr.Naseem Ahmad, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
"State: Domestic and Foreign Behavior"
Prof.Dr.Imdad Sahito, Chairman Dept. of History, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai University, Khairpur.
"Dacoit Culture in Pakistan: A case Study of Sindh"
Mr.Umar Hayat & Ms.Iffat Humayun Khan
"Presentation on Journal Review"
Dr.Farooq Dar, Dept. of History,QAU,Islamabad.
"Jinnah's Relations with the British: Historical Perspective"
Mr.Akhtar Rasool Bodla, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
Role of Ulema in the Downfall of Z.A.Bhutto"
Syed Hassan Javed, Additional Foreign Secretary (Asia-pacific)
Sages of Chinese Philosophy
Fiaz Ali, Second Secretary,Federal Board of Revenue.
Pakistan Customs; History and Culture
Dr.Sajid Awan, Dr.Naseem, Mr.Akhtar Bodla and Mr.M.Hassan Bloch, NIHCR,QAU
The Abbotabad Operation: Implications for the State and Society
Dr. NasrUllah, DSS,QAU,Islamabad
Water Wars: A Case Study of India and Pakistan
Ms.Ayesha Shafiq, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad
European Constitution
Mr.Syed Umar Hayat, NIHCR,QAU
How the Trauma Caused an incessant Insurrection: A case Study of the War of Independence in Bengal, 1857-1859.
Prof.Dr.Khurram Qadir, Director,NIHCR
Personality Study Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
Mr.Hassan Baloch, NIHCR,QAU


Weekly Seminars Arranged Third Quarter



74 Dr.Sajid Awan, NIHCR,QAU,Islamabad 01-07-2011 "Problems of Editing in the English Journal: A case Study of The PJHC"
75 Mr. Mansoor Ahmad Veesrio, NIPS,QAU 08-07-2011 "Pakistan Zabanoon mein Lassani Ishtarak"
76 Ms.Farah Gul Baqai, NIHCR,QAU 15-07-2011 "Sir Ganga Ram: A Great Soul of Punjab"
77 Dr. Sajid Awan, NIHCR,QAU 22-07-2011 Human Trafficking in Pakistan
78 Mr. Rehmat Wali Khan, Education Officer, SAARC,Islamabad 29-07-2011 "Education for Sustainable Development: Scenario of Education and Teacher Education in South Asia"
79 Mr. Syed Umar Hayat, Ms.Farah Gul Baqai,Dr.Naseem Ahmad,Dr.Sajid Awan,Mr.HimayatUllah, Mr.Akhtar Bodla,Mr.Hassan Baloch,Ms.Ayesha Shafiq, Ms.Iffat Khan, NIHCR,QAU 12-08-2011 "A Focused Group Discusion on the New Project: Pakistan from 1971-1988."
80 Mr.Ashfaq Saleem Mirza, Chairman,Safma 19-08-2011 "Battle of Ideas: A period of Uncertainty."
81 Mr.HimayatUllah, NIHCR,QAU 09-09-2011 "A Discourse on History and Historiography: A Pakistani Experience."


82. One Day Seminar on “Dr. A.H. Dani and the Ancient History and Culture of Pakistan” at NIHCR, Islamabad, on 5 March 2012.

83. One Day Seminar on Cultural Diversity and Social Harmony” Lecture delivered by Uxfi Mufti, former D.G. Lok Virsa, at NIHCR on 20 November 2012.

84. One Day Seminar on Cultural Diversity and Social Harmony” Lecture delivered by Uxfi Mufti, former D.G. Lok Virsa, at NIHCR on 20 November 2012.

85. International Seminar on “Pakistan Azerbaijan Bilateral Relations: Economic and Cultural Dimensions” jointly organized by NIHCR and Pakistan Futuristic Foundation, Islamabad at NIHCR on 12 December 2012.

  86. One Day Seminar on “Recruitment Constitutional Issues in Pakistan” Lectured delivered by Dr. Sajid Mahmood Awan, SRF, on the visit of the student of Al-Khair University, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad on 24 December 2012.

87. One Day Seminar on “Tarkeekh aur Jang (War and History)” Lecture delivered by Mr. Ashfaq Saleem Mirza, Patron of Islamabad Cultural Forum, Author and Thinker on 04 March 2013, at NIHCR.

88. One Day Seminar on “E LibraryUSA: Your 24/7 Protable Library” Lecture delivered by Mr. Umar Farooq, US Embassy on 19 March 2013 at NIHCR.

89. One Day Seminar on “Dr. N.A. Baloch: An Eminent Scholar, Historian”, Educationist 6. April 2013 at Shah A. Lateef Bhittai community Centre Islamabad.

90. One Day Seminar on “Cultural History of Pakistan” Lecture delivered by Mr. Ashfaq Saleem Mirza, Patron of Islamabad Cultural Forum, Author and Thinker on 04 October 2013, at NIHCR.

91. One Day Seminar on “Civic Engagement of Water Management in the Lower Indus Plain”, lecture delivered by Jassee Peterson of I.T. Department, Nebraska University, State of Omaha, USA, at NIHCR on 25 October 2013.

92. Pakistan Day Seminar on “Lessons from History and Philosophy” Lecture delivered by B.A. Malik, Ex-Ambassador and “Pakistan Day and Youth” Lecture delivered by Rana Athar Hayat, DG, Pakistan House, Islamabad on 24 March 2014.

93. Inaugural ceremony "Pakistan Study Group on Federalism (PSGF)" a joint project of COSS, NIHCR and UNDP, Monday 27, October 2014.

94. Dialogue on Pakistan MDGs status and Post 2015 Development Framework November 7, 2014.

95. A conversation with ZAFARULLAH KHAN "Reclamation of Federal Democracy Through 18th Amendment: Lessons, Learnt & Way Forward", 12 November 2014, Wednesday.

96. A conversation with Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry (Federal Secretary) on "Intergovernmental Relations and the 18th Amendment: Challenges & Opportunities" 24 November 2014, Monday.

97. Lecture by Fateh Muhammad Malik chairman Mureed-e-Iqbal Foundation "Tarvez i Iqbal bah-hawala-Yom-i-Iqbal" , November 26 2014, Wednesday.

98. An event of a conversation with Dr. Kaiser Bengali on "Political Economy of Fiscal Federalism" 3 December 2014, Wednesday.

99. An event of a conversation with Furqan Baharur on "Intergovernmental Relations and the 18th Amendment: Challenges & Opportunities" 18 December 2014, Thursday.

100. An event of a conversation with Imtiaz Gul on "FATA Reforms and Federal Structure of Pakistan: A Way Forward" 21 January 2015, Wednesday.

101. An event of a conversation with Dr. Mohammad Waseem on "The 18th constitutional Amendment and Civil-Military Relations" Friday, February 20, 2015.

102. An event of a conversation with Muzaffar Mahmood Qurashi (Former Secretary) on "The 18th Amendment and Devolution of Social Sector" Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

103. An event of International Seminar on "Turkmenistan's Policy of Permanent Neutrality", speaker H.E.Mr. Sapar Berdiniyazov, Monday, March 16, 2015.

104. Inaugural ceremony of the "Balochistan Books Corner" at NIHCR Resource Centre by "Muhammad Khan Achakzai" Governor Balochistan on Monday, 20 April 2015.

105. An event of "Lecture on Qissa Khawani Massacre April 23rd 1930 by Prof. Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah" on 23rd April 2015.

106. An event of a conversation with Dr. Syed Jaffar Ahmed (Director, Pakistan Study Centre University of Karachi) on " Federalism in Pakistan after the 18th Constitutional Amendment: Prospects & Challenges" Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

107. An event of "Historians' Moot" on Thursday, 7 May, 2015.

108. An event of UNDP Seminar on Tuesday, 25 August, 2015.

109. HISTORIANS' MOOT, 9 September 2015.

110. Welcome to the Chinese Delegation on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at National Institute of Historical Cultural Research (NIHCR), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Workshops Conducted - á Top

1. Workshop on Teaching of History in Colleges 23-28 Aug. 1986

2. National Workshop on History Oct. 1986

3. Workshop on NIHCR 20.9.1989

4. Workshop on Ongoing History Projects. 06.8.1993

5. Workshop on Comprehensive History of Pakistan Project May 1997

6. Workshop on Comprehensive History of Pakistan Project Nov. 1997

7. Workshop on Teaching of History of Pakistan in Colleges 24 May 2002

8. Workshop on Writings on History of Pakistan: A Review 15 May 2004

9.Two days workshop on "Regional History" in collaboration, with Department of History,

Islamia University, Bahawalpur, 10-11 May 2010


24-25 APRIL, 2013, NIHCR

11.One Day Workshop conducted by Miss Irene Bregenzer, a foreign faculty, Department of Anthropology, on “Grounded Theory” at NIHCR with Institute Faculty on Friday 21 February 2014.


Conferences Conducted -  á Top

1. International History Conference 1980

2. National History Conference 24-3-1989

3. National Conference on "Madar-i-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah", 21-22 July, 2003

4. National Conference on "Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah: His Thought and Contribution", Islamabad, 30-31 December 2004

5.National Conference on "Pakistan Movement: Historical and Cultural Perspectives", held in Islamabad, 28-29 June 2005 by Quaid-i-Azam Chair (NIPS), in collaboration with NIHCR, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

6.National Conference on "Balochistan Through History", Islamabad, 14-15 December 2005, by Quaid-i-Azam Chair (NIPS), in collaboration with NIHCR, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

7. National Conference on "Pakistani Culture", by NIHCR, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 8-9 June 2006.

8. National Conference on "1857 - 150 Years of the War of Independence", 10-11 May 2007, Islamabad.

9. International Conference on "Turkish War of Istiqlal (Independence) 1918-1923" held in Islamabad, 12-13 May 2005 by NIHCR in collaboration with Turkish Embassy in Islamabad.

10. International Conference on "All India Muslim League (1906-1947)" , 18-21 December 2006, by NIHCR, Quaid-i-Azam University, in connection with National Centenary Committee on Muslim League, Islamabad.

11. International Conference on "Leaders of Pakistan Movement" 7-8 April 2008.

12. International Conference on "Islamic Archaeology" held in Islamabad 21-23 January 2011 in collaboration with IRCICA, Istanbul.

13. International Conference on "Khyber Pakhtunkhawa: History and Culture", November 28-30 ,2012, venue: University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Organised by: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, Quaid i Azam University Islamabad and Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar.

14. International Conference on "Balochistan: History and Culture" on 28-30 April 2014 organized by National Institute of History and Cultural Research, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


15. International Conference on "Sindh: History and Culture" on 23-25 November, 2015 organized by NIHCR, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in collaboration with Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur (Mirs) at SALU.

16. 24th International Conference of Historians of Asia on "Asian History, Culture and Environment: Vernacular and Oriental Paradigms" on 05-09 December 2016, organized by NIHCR, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in collaboration with IAHA and PEDA.

17. International Conference on "THE PUNJAB: HISTORY AND CULTURE" 6-8 January 2020 Organized by National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) and Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad in collaboration with The University of Lahore.

18.  A National Conference on "National Integration And Cultural Assimilation", 26-27 October, 2021, Organized by The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) and the National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS), Quaid-i-Azam University.



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