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Asian Studies: Pakistan




Encyclopedia Britannica - Pakistan

Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history. 

The World Factbook - Pakistan 

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Pakistan

An instant guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.

Pakistan: A Country Study

Offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. 

UofL Government Resource Guide - Pakistan

Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society

Secondary Sources

Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.


UofL Databases

Open Access

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

 A variety of reports, based on primary and secondary data, especially on the economics and social aspects of the country collected and published by the official agency of Pakistan.


Pakistan's Troubled Frontier
Islam in Pakistan
Faith and Feminism in Pakistan
Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Primary Sources

These databases and websites provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. You can also visit our main pages for Asia and South Asia to find additional databases and resources covering broader regions.

Open Access

Story of Pakistan

This site is based on the best-selling CD-ROM “Story of Pakistan: A Multimedia Journey”. The contents of the site focus on the political history of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, tracing its roots from pre-historic times, to the various dynasties that ruled the Indo-Pak Sub-continent.

Iqbal Cyber Library

Iqbal Cyber Library is an online library offering eBooks in a number of languages on a variety of subjects, but, mainly on Allama Iqbal and his related fields. The site is being managed by the IT Department of the Iqbal Academy Pakistan and is being updated on regular basis.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) 2018 to 2021 Web Archive

This web archive collection provides news and analysis related to the various aspects of CPEC projects, including implications for trade, economics, politics, social and cultural development, infrastructure, communications, education and tourism between the two countries.

The Different Faces of Nationalism in Pakistan Web Archive

The Different Faces of Nationalism in Pakistan Web Archive collects websites and blogs of Pakistan-based organizations, individuals, and groups who engage with the political scene in Pakistan through the language of nationalism. This may be done from a religious, ethnic, and/or socio-economic political perspective.

Heritage Books

The National Heritage and Culture Division - Government of Pakistan provides open access to several eBooks featuring collections of images of cultural artifacts.


UofL Databases


Recommended Titles:

The Balochistan Times (Quetta, Pakistan)

BBC: Pakistan Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)

Daily Times (Islamabad, Pakistan)

The Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)

The Frontier Star (Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

Hiba (Pakistan)

Hilal (Pakistan)

The Nation (Islamabad, Pakistan)

National Herald Tribune (Lahore, Pakistan)

New Horizons (Karachi, Pakistan)

Pakistan Observer (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Pakistan Patriot (Pakistan)

Pakistan Today (Lahore, Pakistan)