The Research Society of Pakistan was sponsored by the Evacuee Trust Property Board as successor to the Gokhale School of Economics and politics with the object of raising the standard of scholarship and research in Pakistan. Later, the Board proposed to the University of the Punjab to integrate the Society with University itself. Consequently, the Syndicate of the University of the Punjab in its meeting held on 30 May, 1964 decided that the Research Society be integrated with the Punjab University as a semi-autonomous body with its own Board of Governors and the Vice-Chancellor as its President.The society promotes research on the work connected with the Muslim heritage in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent with special emphasis on Pakistan and is equally interested in the modern and earlier periods of history. It has so far published 101 books in English, Urdu and Persian. The Society has acquired a valuable collection of books on modern history, besides old files of important newspapers, assembly debates and records and material pertaining to the activities of the Muslim League, the Khalafat Movement and the Congress Committee. It has made a place for itself on the educational and research map of the country and its non-lending library draws scholarly readers not only form Lahore but form places as away as Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar and from all countries of the world. The quarterly journal of the Society comes out regularly and is also sent to universities and academic bodies abroad including the U.S.A. the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Turkey and various countries of the Middle East.