Plan Your Research Visit

Plan Your Research Visit


We always welcome scholars, students, and members of the general public to conduct research at the Balochistan Archives. Our primary collection of archives is housed in Room No. 25 in Bloc-I of Balochistan Civil Secretariat. You will be required to register for research by showing your identity, indicating your institutional affiliation, and describing the purpose of your research. Our courteous and trained staff will be happy to assist you in finding and locating specific records for you. You can obtain duplicates or photocopies of archival records on prescribed rates. If you are planning to do extended research over several days or weeks, the best place to conduct your research is our spacious Rare Books and Manuscripts Library located in Noori Naseer Khan Cultural Complex on Spinny Road. Availability of wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is limited to the library staff but they will be happy to assist you in locating online materials andcatalogues from the library's computer.


We are located on Spinny Road about 100 meters from the Benazir Bhutto Flyover. The Noori Naseer Khan Cultural Complex is located between the Income Tax Office Building and the Traffic Police Offices. Detailed information about our location including map is available on the Contact Us page.


Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Ramadan Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday


Our offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on National Holidays.


It is always helpful to call our staff in advance at 081-9213196 to schedule your visit.