Islamabad, 24 th June 2021
Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) is a premier organization in
the country established for the Dissemination of Scientific & Technological Information for
catering to the information needs of scientists, researchers, academicians, industrialists,
entrepreneurs, planners, policy makers, etc.
The official launching ceremony of PASTIC’s PSDP funded project titled “National Digital Archive
of research published in Pakistani journals” was held on June 24, 2021 at Islamabad Hotel,
Islamabad. The main objective was to introduce the project and scope of work to the
stakeholders i.e., Publishers of Scientific Journals published in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and allied
Through this project, PASTIC is aimed to develop Networking of Journals Publishers Community,
Preservation of National Research Content in Full-Text Format, Standardization of Scientific
Journals Repository and development of Visualization Model to Review Research Trends.
PASTIC will support Journal publishers by providing free Journal Hosting, Data import and
Backup Services, Financial Assistance for Digitization and Capacity Building of Publishers /
editors / Scientific Community.
Chairman Pakistan Science, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig (SI), was the Chief guest while
Chairman ECO-SF, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro and Chairman, Preston Institute of Nano
Science & Technology (PINSAT), Islamabad, Pakistan. Prof. Dr N. M. Butt were the guest of the
honour at the ceremony. The ceremony was attended by the Scientific Journal editors and
representatives of scientific community.
Director General, PASTIC Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh gave brief introduction of PASTIC
services. Project Manager, Mr. Saifullah Azim gave brief introduction about the project. He said
that the project is aimed to provide a single electronic-platform to Scientific Journals published
in Pakistan for preservation and dissemination of research published in indigenous Journals of
Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), appreciated PASTIC’s role for the support and
promotion of research through its various activities.