Pakistan Historical Society

Estabished in 1950 Pakistan Historical Society promotes historical research by means of Publication of Research Monographs, Editing and Publishing of Original Sources, and their Authentic Translations

About Pakistan Historical Society

The Pakistan Historical Society (PHS)(Estd. 1950) is a democratically structured organization. Its office bearers and members of the Executive Committee are elected for a three years’ term. The Society promotes historical research by means of publication of research monographs, editing and publishing of original sources, and their authentic translations.

For this purpose, it has a good reference library. Since 1953 it started publishing a quarterly research journal, now known as the Historicus. It is in the 68th year of its existence with regular publication without a single break and has become a recognized and well-established international forum on the history, particularly of South Asia. It is an internationally recognized, indexed, and abstracted journal. This peer and blind refereed journal is available online through the ProQuest Research Organization. The journal is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Y category.

The Society has so far published 88 books in English, Urdu, and Persian. Another field of the Society for promoting historical studies, exchange of ideas, promoting interactions among the historians, and attracting the younger generation to History, was conceived through holding History Conferences. The first conference was held in 1950 in K.G.A Hall, Karachi which was inaugurated by the Governor-General Khawaja Nazimuddin. So far 26 international History Conferences have been held under the banner of the Society in Karachi and other cities of Pakistan. These conferences were held with strong support and collaboration by Hamdard Foundation Pakistan and relevant universities.

Pakistan Historical Society is endeavoring to coordinate, organize and disseminate high-level academic research pertaining to the history of South Asia, especially Sub-Continent and the Muslim World and in sha Allah its magnificent academic voyage would be continued.

Legal Status

On 7th March 1951 registered under the Joint Stock Companies for Sind Karachi Act XXI of 1860 with No. SIND 310 OF 1950-1951.

History of Pakistan Historical Society

The Colonial masters, later followed by the chauvinistic Hindu writers and historians tried to present the Muslim period in the darkest possible colors. Since the time of the All India Muhammadan Educational Conference led by Sir Syed and his colleagues tried their utmost to negate and rectify these distortions.

When Pakistan came into being the pioneer fathers felt the urgent need to present a revised correct version of our history. Keeping this in view, all the leading historians of Pakistan led by Mr. Fazlur Rahman, the Federal Educational Minster, at first created a History Board to prepare a History of Freedom Movement in 1949-50. Soon it was realized that it requires better organization not only for this History of Freedom Movement but also for other periods of History.

Hence the History Board was converted into the Pakistan Historical Society (PHS) in 1950 which was properly registered. The first president of PHS was Mr. Fazlur Rahman while Dr. S. MoinulHaq was the General Secretary.

Publications by Pakistan Historical Society

1 History of Freedom Movement, (4th volume is available) Rs 400/-
2 Khafi Khan’s History of Alamgir Rs 800/-
3 Kitab al-Jamahir fi Ma‘rifat al-Jawahir by Hakim Mohammed Said Rs 600/-
4 Road to Pakistan vol. I (712-1858) by Dr.S.MoinulHaq Rs 1000/-
5 Muhammad (S.A.S.) Life and Times by S. MoinulHaq Rs 1200/-
6 Kotwal’s Diary by Dr. AnsarZahid Khan Rs 400/-

Journal of Pakistan Historical Society - "Historicus"

Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society (Historicus), is a Quarterly Research Journal of International Repute, which is being published by the Pakistan Historical Society (Est. 1950), since 1953 without a single break. It is publishing its 68th volume.

Hamdard Foundation Pakistan is assisting in providing a recurring grant to the Pakistan Historical Society as well as meeting the printing, publication, and postal expenses of the Journal.

It is being indexed by the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences through ProQuest Information and Learning, U.K. & USA, and other organizations. It has also been recognized in the ‘Y’ category by the Higher Education Commission Pakistan

Articles of research scholars, from all over the world, are published in its issues. It focuses research on History in general and especially on South Asian History besides Islamic History


Office Bearers

Executive Committee (2021-2024)
Mrs. Sadia Rashid Prof. Dr. Tahera Aftab Dr. Muhammad Reza Kazimi Prof. Dr. Javed Husain Syed Muhammad Arsalan
President Vice-President Vice-President Joint Secretary Treasurer


  • Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad
  • Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Lakho
  • Shaikh Khurshid Hasan
  • Prof. Prof. Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chawla
  • Prof. Dr. Syed Jaffar Ahmed
  • Prof. Dr. Anwar Shaheen
  • Dr. Sultan-i-Rome
  • Dr. Nasreen Afzal
  • Dr. Noreen Mujahid

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