1. To develop vision of Historical Perspective, Government, Politics, Contemporary Pakistan, and the ideological background of Pakistan.
  2. To study foreign policy of Pakistan and its effects on international relations and the region.
  3. To study the process of governance, national development, issues arising in the modern age and posing Challenges to Pakistan.

Text books:

  1. Pakistan Studies (Course Pack) by Prof Zahid Aziz
  2. A Short History of Pakistan by M.D. Zafar (Aziz Book Depot)
  3. Pakistan Studies by M. Ikram Rabbani (Caravan Book House- Lahore)

Reference books:

  1. Burki, ShahidJaved. State & Society in Pakistan, the Macmillan Press Ltd 1980.
  2. Akbar, S. Zaidi. Issue in Pakistan’s Economy.   Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  3. M. Burke and Lawrence Ziring. Pakistan’s Foreign policy: A Historical analysis. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  4. Mehmood, Safdar. Pakistan Political Roots &Development. Lahore, 1994.
  5. Wilcox, Wayne.The Emergence of Bangladesh, Washington: American Enterprise, Institute of Public Policy Research, 1972.
  6. Mehmood, Safdar. Pakistan KayyunToota, Lahore: Idara-e-Saqafat-e-Islamia, Club Road
  7. Amin, Tahir. Ethno – National Movement in Pakistan, Islamabad: Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad.
  8. Afzal, M. Rafique. Political Parties in Pakistan, Vol.I, II & III. Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and cultural Research, 1998.
  9. Sayeed, Khalid Bin. The Political System of Pakistan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967.
  10. Aziz, K.K. Party, Politics in Pakistan, Islamabad: National Commission on Historical and Cultural Research, 1976.