Established in 1989, the Department has a unique privilege of being the only post graduate department of Pakistan Studies in colleges in all over Pakistan. Since commencement Department has established reputation as an institution of excellence in fields of education and research. Well-renowned teachers, scholars and personalities have been the part of this department. Dr. Qasim Marwat, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa, Dr. Fazal-ur-Rehman and Prof Riaz Hussain are few examples.
The multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional area study approach of the subject enables the students to develop systematic, scientific and objective aptitude and augment their skills and expertise in history, society, politics, geography, science, demography, foreign policy, culture and civilization, constitution and law, public administration, and environment of Pakistan.
The graduates of the Department are serving with the devotion, dedication and commitment as policy makers, civil servants, educationist, administrators, politicians and social sector development experts all over the country.
The Department also provided foundation of BS (4 Years Program) that is working successfully and has revitalized the college system in K.P.K. Here the idea of materializing the BS program was considered and road map was prepared to launch it. The Governments of KPK and Punjab appreciated the effort and launched the program in their respective provinces.
The Department launched BS (4 Years Program) in 2013.