PASTIC Achievements

  1. Publishing "Pakistan Journal of Computer & Information Systems" (hard/online).
  2. Developed "National Science Search Engine" for indigenous S&T resources.
  3. Developed 11 new databases under University Industry Collaborations & publishing a bi-monthly Technology Round Up.
  4. Published Annual Training Calendar for capacity/skill building of young researchers & librarians.
  5. Facilitated 75000 Young Researchers in completion of their M. Phil/Ph.D degrees / projects/research papers by providing more than 6.4 million abstracts and 595,000 full text articles.
  6. Modernized Bibliographic/Document Supply Service using Electronic means through provision of online request and delivery of documents.
  7. Developed a database of Pakistan Science Abstracts (60,000 abstracts of indigenous S&T journal) and continuously been strengthened by adding 100 S&T journal’s data annually.
  8. Developed 24 new National S&T databases
  9. Promoting University Industry Collaborations for Research based industrial development by organizing Technology Exhibitions/Seminars.
  10. Developed a Union Catalogue (3 million records) comprising database of Scientific Periodical available in 245 S&T Libraries of Pakistan.
  11. Developed a Directory of Scientific Periodicals comprising database of 484 periodicals (journals) serves as a handy reference guide for researchers.
  12. Capacity Building of around 6500 researchers in IPRs, Cyber Security, Endnote, Data mining, SPSS, Mendeley, Science & Media through organizing workshops/seminars/trainings.
  13. Facilitated automation of more than 100 libraries through capacity building of their Librarians.
  14. Produced and aired (through PTV) 9 S&T documentaries regarding latest scientific achievements and challenges for awareness of community.
  15. Providing printing services to S&T/R&D organizations & universities.
  16. Completed 6 development projects for strengthening of PASTIC services/activities.
  17. Awarded two new Projects:
    • Modernization of PASTIC National Science Reference Library for Effective Resource Sharing among S&T Libraries in Pakistan funded by PSDP Pakistan (Budget Rs. 57.00 Million PKR)
    • Networking and Capacity Building of Women Entrepreneurs from SAARC Countries funded by SAARC Development Fund, Bhutan. (Budget US$ .76 Million).
  18. Declared the coordinating body for UNESCO Information for All Program (IFAP).
  19. Designated as National Focal Point (NFP) of SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) in Pakistan.
  20. Set up Technology and Innovation Support Services, TISC-Desks (in collaboration with IPO Pakistan) at PASTIC National centre Islamabad as well as at all the six sub-centres including Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Muzaffarabad.