Balochistan Archives

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The Balochistan Archives is an executive agency of the Government of Balochistan which serves as the main repository for official records and documents of historical significance. The Archives contain evidence of financial and legal commitments, provide information about significant historical events, and help protect the civil and legal property rights of the citizens. In short, archives are the pillars on which the foundation of history stands and, therefore, require preservation and special care. We are the guardians of the most significant national and provincial level documents in Balochistan Province. Currently, we hold more than 30,000 files, printed (5,000 Rare Books) papers, books, and manuscripts pertaining to the colonial and post-independence period in Balochistan.

Message from Director

The Balochistan Archives is working under the Culture Tourism & Archives Department Government of Balochistan. The Directorate is the custodian of Richest Archives material in the form of books, old Government Documents, and literary rare material in local, national, and international languages. We are living in the age of technology; therefore, a digital preservation lab has been established in order to digitize rare archival material. The digitized material is being uploaded on the official website of archives for easy excess to researchers. The Balochistan Archives is also in coordination with other record-creating agencies for the collection of important records. The records as per Balochistan Archives Rule-2022 are further classified into different categories. First time in the history of Pakistan as compared to the other provincial directorates the Balochistan Archives has established divisional offices in each divisional headquarter with all facilities i.e. digital preservation lab and fully equipped record rooms.

Message from Secretary

The Balochistan Archives has considerable importance as it preserves the nation’s memory. Archives have not only been established as a repository for documents but it also has a significant impact on all segments of society. I think Balochistan archives will work continuously to build up its acquisitions of archival materials and historical documents.

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Balochistan Archives seeks to become a center of excellence for the provision of archival, research, and educational services in Balochistan Province over the next five years. We envision the extension of our services to the general public and researchers interested in Balochistan’s culture and history across Pakistan and abroad over the next decade.

WE PRESERVE YOUR PAST

GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST

Water-Carriers In Baluchistan
Water-Carriers In Baluchistan
Circa 1897
Throughout the whole of the East the trade of the water-carrier.
A ride to India across
A ride to India across
Persia and Balochistan
If Harry de Windt, that dashing 19th century Long Rider, had been allowed to follow his original plan
FORT OF SIBI
FORT OF SIBI
1943 A.D.
At the end of 15th century Sibi Fort was ruled by Sultan Pur-Dil Barlas.
Murree was a British
Murree was a British
Hill station
The Afghan peace delegation stayed there before signing the Treaty of Rawalpindi.
"Mission Hospital Quetta
"Mission Hospital Quetta
1909
Mission Hospital Quetta was one of the 1st hospitals to be established at Quetta in 1886.
Muslim Student Federation Quetta
Muslim Student Federation Quetta
Muslim Student Federation Quetta
February 1948: Muslim Student Federation after the creation of Pakistan in 1947, organized a rousing welcome for Muhammad Ali Jinnah's crucial trip to Balochistan. Jinnah travelled to Balochistan to convince the Khan to join the federation.

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Bringing a group of university students to the balochistan archieves is a great way to introduce them to using archival collections and original source material as part of their research.
Delightful visit of Mr. Ayub Khosa and some other Distinguished Guests at Balochistan Archives.

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OUR PERFORMANCE

Balochistan Archives is currently holding 30,000 original files from the following collections:

     1. AGG Baluchistan Records 1881-1954
2. Chief Commissioner
3. Records 1910-1937
4. Revenue Commissioner
5. Records 1870-1937
6. Baluchistan Secretariat
7. Records 1903-1954
8.  Commissioner Quetta Records

  •  The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library holds 5,300 books including gazetteers, administration reports, and confidential diaries
  • The Rare Maps Collection contains 300 historical maps and sheets

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