Other Institutions

Bazm-e-Iqbal

Bazm-e-Iqbal was established by the Government of West Pakistan in the year 1950. The Bazm carries out research and publication on the philosophy, thoughts and national meritorious services rendered by Hazrat Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The Board of Governors is responsible for its functioning which is constituted by the Government of the Punjab for a period of three years. Being an autonomous Body, it is regulated by its own bye-laws. The Bazm is financially aided by the Punjab Government on annual basis.  In addition to this grant, the Bazm manages income from the sale of its books.

Board for Advancement & Literature

The Board for Advancement of Literature was established by the Government of West Pakistan in the year 1950.  The affairs of the Board are controlled by the Board of Governors through its bye-laws. The members of the Board are appointed by the Government. The Board, is further assisted by the Committee appointed by the Board and to exercise the powers as delegated by the Board. The Board is financially aided by the Punjab Government on annual basis.  In addition to this grant, the Board manages income from the sale of its books.  The aims and objectives of the Board are as under:

  • Arrange the publication of Classics
  • Help the production of high class literature
  • Arrange the translation of standard works
  • Award prizes to authors of books of high literary value every year
  • Award prizes for the best articles and poems published in the journals

Institute of Islamic Culture

The Institute of Islamic Culture was established on 1st February, 1950 under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. However, the Memorandum of Association and Rules/Regulations which it adopted subsequently provided full independence to it even with regard to the appointment of its Board of Directors. The Institute occupies an office in a building dedicated by the Government of the Punjab for three premier literary organizations. It also receives substantial grant in aid from the Government.

Punjab-Jiangsu Cultural Complex

Punjab-Jiangsu Cultural Complex started functioning in year 2008. The vision statement of the PJCC is to establish friendship between the province of the Punjab, Pakistan and Jiangsu, China by means of undertaking cultural exchange programs, enhancement of mutual understanding, appreciation of cultural norms / social customs / folk lore and facilitating the people of Punjab for learning Chinese Language, Chinese Cooking & Chinese Arts etc. PJCC has designed short & long courses for this purpose.