• PASTIC National Center, Quaid-e-Azam University Campus, Islamabad

Peshawar, 25 th September, 2021

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.

Consortium launching ceremony of Journal Publishers in KPK region along with project awareness activity was held at SHELTON’s Rezidor Hotel Peshawar on September 25, 2021. Forty Seven (47) 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 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.

Provost and Director Administration, Dr. Muhammad Idrees, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan was the Guest of Honor while Director General, PASTIC Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh was the Chief Guest of the activity.

Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, Director General PASTIC briefly introduced the PASTIC services whereas Dr. Maryum Ibrar, Additional Director (STI), PASTIC gave the brief introduction of PASTIC Abstracting & Indexing Services.

Mr. Saifullah Azim, Project Manager briefly introduced 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.

Dr. Muhammad Idrees appreciated the PASTIC’s initiative for Collection, preservation and dissemination of research content at country level.