Karachi, 08 th Jan 2022
Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC) a premier organization for
Collection and Dissemination of Scientific & Technological Information to cater to the
information needs of scientific community has taken initiative to launch a National Repository
of Research published in Pakistani journals under development project.
Consortium launching ceremony of Journal Publishers in Sindh region along with Project
Awareness Activity was held at Mövenpick Hotel Karachi on January 08, 2020. Seventy Eight
(78) Journal Publishers from different Institutes and R&D organizations participated in
Consortium Launching and Project Awareness activity.
Project is aimed to launch a National forum of Journals Publishers community by facilitating
free technical support for Journal Hosting, digitization, data backups and capacity building to
achieve the Preservation of National Research Content in Full-Text Format through
standardization along with Visualization Model to Review Research Trends at country level.
Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig, (S. I) was the Chief
Guest of the program while, Prof. Dr. Syed Aziz, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada was the Guest of Honor.
During opening ceremony, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, Director General PASTIC briefly
introduced the PASTIC services whereas Dr. Maryum Ibrar, Additional Director (STI), PASTIC
gave the brief introduction about PASTIC Abstracting & Indexing Services.
Mr. Saifullah Azim, Project Manager briefly explained the project’s aims and objective towards
providing a single electronic-platform to publisher community in Pakistan for preservation and
dissemination of indigenous research published in Pakistani Journals.
Prof. Dr. Syed Aziz, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
University of Ottawa, Canada appreciated the PASTIC’s initiative for development of national
archive for preservation of research content.