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.