Today the meeting was held between Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shallwani, Secretary Information & Archives,
Government Sindh and Mr. Abdul Hameed Akhund, Secretary Endowment fund Government Sindh.
Dr. Shallwani briefed Mr. Abdul Hameed Akhund about plan of reprinting of rare books on history,
culture and literature of Sindh Mr. Abdul Hameed Akhund assured him Sindh Archives full financial and technical support in the regard
It was resolved that Sindh Archives will draft a M.O.U and a proposal on the subject . Mr. Roshan
Ali Kanasro (Director of Sindh Archives) submitted a list of rare books on history, culture and
literature of Sindh to Secretary Information Archives & Information Department and Mr. Abdul Hameed
Zulfiqar Ali Shallwani, Secretary Information & Archives held a meeting with staff and officers
Sindh Archives at Archives Complex today.
The meeting was unique and trend setting in a way that it was first time since long that
Administrative Head of the Department spared time and asked every incumbent for introduction and
apprised him of problems related to his / her profession.
He set a new trend and delivered scholarly lecture on the definition, importance and scope of the
Archives. It was not only informative, but inspiring also. He assured the staff about their bright
future in profession subject to their sincere, dedicatied and hard work. He advised them to observe
regularity and punctuality. He hoped that Sindh Archives will play a role model for the learned bodies
of Sindh and with the co-operation and dedication of staff and workers, Sindh Archives will achieve the
position of research supporting as a unique learned body of Sindh.
The committee consist of Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Makhdom (Deputy Director of Sindh Archives) and
Mr. Dr Dur Mohammad Pathan (Scholar ) paid visit to Public School Gadap, so as to invite
students of school to visit Sindh Archives.
The committee was received by Professor Mohammad Yousuf Shaikh the Principal of Public School,
who was brief about the history of Sindh Archives, its importance and uniqueness, The committee
requested him to send students of Public School for visiting Sindh Archives.
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Makhdom (Deputy Director Of Sindh Archives) presented Sindh Archives Publications
and DVD containing the brief about the Archives.
A Meeting of the ‘Project Lead Committee’ was held on 30-12-2013, under the Chairmanship of
Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shallwani, Secretary Information & Archives Department in the Conference
Room of Directorate of Sindh Archives. Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari, Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan,
Ravinder L. Jha and Mr. Roshan Ali Kanasro Director Sindh Archives attended the meeting
In this meeting PC-1’s on important projects were discussed and approved, new proposals for
enhancing research activitities of the Sindh Archives were given final shape and it was also
decided to impart training to the staff and in this regard services of Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari
and Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan will be availed. Further it was decided to obtain material on oral
archives from individuals and institutions and to include research topics such as ‘Collector-ate
wise and district wise’ & identification of ‘Source Material on Antiquities etc’ available in
Sindh Archive, in research scheme of the Sindh Archives.
It is was resolved that Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shallwani, Secretary Information and Archive will pay
visits to universities in Sindh along with officers of the Sindh Archives to create liaison on
research and introducing archives among new generation and discuss the MoU’s upon the research
projects of mutual interests.
The meeting of the Project Lead Committee Sindh Archives was held today with
Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani, Secretary to the Govt. of Sindh for Information &
Archives. It was attended bu Dr. Kalimullah Lashari, Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan,
Roshan Ali Kanasro (director) & Zulfiqar Ali Makhdoom.
The meeting discussed, reviewed and modified various proposed A.D.P Schemes of
the Sindh Archives to be submitted to te Govt. for approval and necessary action.
It was decided that various educational institutes will be invited for visiting
Sindh Archives and on that occasion exhibition of photographs, historical documents
and other items will be arranged, young generation will be briefed about records
relating to their glorious past so as to create interest for historical documents &
monuments. The meeting ended with thanks to and from the chair.
Sindh Collection comprising 5429 old government publication and books, including
rare books, has been acquired by Sindh Archives from Punjab Archives on 29-3-2010.
This collection and other record files were shifted to Punjab Archives in the sixties
during era of one unit. After reconstitution of provinces "A" class files of records
had been transferred to Sindh Archives. The matter for shifting of this record was
pending. On the initiatives of Special Secretary, Sindh Archives it was decided
in a meeting of concerned Secretaries of both provincial governments that whole
Sindh collection will be trasnferred to Sindh Archives. This decision has been implemented.
The important collection include gazetteers, administration reports, proceedings
of conferences, census reports, memoirs, assembly debates etc. The complete lists
of all material will be promulgated soon. These records will be available for study
of researchers after completion of enlistment / cataloguing.