Institute for Advanced Studies (Pakistan)

The Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), proposed as the Islamabad National University (INU) for the future, also known as Prime Minister House, is a palace and official residence of Prime Minister of Pakistan.[2] Previously, it was purposed as a think tank in 2018 which will provide policy advice to the government of Pakistan. It is located in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Prime Minister House
Institute for Advanced Studies (Pakistan) is located in Pakistan
Institute for Advanced Studies (Pakistan)
Location within Pakistan
General information
Coordinates33°43′32″N 73°05′53″E / 33.7256°N 73.0981°E / 33.7256; 73.0981Coordinates: 33°43′32″N 73°05′53″E / 33.7256°N 73.0981°E / 33.7256; 73.0981
Construction started1968
OwnerGovernment of Pakistan
Technical details
Floor area137.5 acres (55.6 ha)[1]
Other information
Number of rooms100+

The think tank shall provide research on governance, development, technology, and climate change. It will give policy advice to the federal cabinet and research advice for the Higher Education Commission.[3]

Previously, it was the Secretariat of the Prime Minister of Pakistan from its establishment in 1968 until 2018.[4]

In December 2018, it was proposed to convert the residence of the Prime Minister of Pakistan into a research university.[5] In first phase, the Institute of Advanced Studies for the research would be established.[5] In any case, it would not provide degree programs to students but may offer doctorates to promote research in the future.[3]

The space consists of 800 Kanals and additional 300 Kanals for Prime Minister's Office and had over 500 servants.[1][6] It was established during the reign of General Ayub Khan.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Austerity Ka Mahaaz - Prime Minister House is a palace of luxuries and amenities".
  2. ^ "PM House: Back to square one".
  3. ^ a b Abbasi, Kashif (23 December 2018). "PM House university may not offer degree programmes". DAWN.COM.
  4. ^ "PM House expansion to cost a packet - The Express Tribune". 24 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b (21 December 2018). "PM formally initiates conversion of PM House into a university". DAWN.COM.
  6. ^ "Can Imran avoid staying at PM House?".