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.
Balochistan Archives has the following specific objectives towards realizing its vision:
Acquisition: To acquire historically significant official records, books, and rare manuscripts for preserving and making them available to a wider public.
Modernization: To re-structure departmental activities pertaining to acquisition, preservation, and reproduction in line with the current trends and best practices in archival records management.
Digitization: To translate historical records and rare books into digitally processed documents that can be catalogued, accessed, and displayed online without inordinate delays associated with manual handling and red tape.
Outreach: To establish links with researchers, academic institutions, public libraries, schools, and the general public with a view to synchronize efforts towards the dissemination of historical and cultural information.