Pakistan Administrative Services Alumni Research Center
ASARC was launched with the objectives to create a State of the Art research institute to fill the existing gap between Policy and Research.  This can be achieved by harnessing the collective wisdom of not only the faculty of PASARC, but also the 850 serving P.A.S officers and retired CSP/DMG officers, besides eminent scholars from all fields of life.  In order to ensure independent and unbiased research, the institute is autonomous from government.
Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani laid the foundation stone for the Pakistan Administrative Services (then DMG) Alumni Research Center (PASARC) on June 30, 2011 and also ear-marked an amount of Rs. 1 million towards its speedy launch.  The event was telecast live by Pakistan Television (PTV).
“PASARC aims to conduct a comparative analysis of the existing research institutes and journals in Pakistan, in order to support and highlight the need for PASARC.”
Categories Examined:
  1. Government Institutes
  2. Academia
  3. NGOs
  4. Consultancy Firms
  5. Prominent Researchers and Institutes
  6. Journals
There is nothing new or extraordinary behind the concept of PASARC.  In fact, it should have been established long ago.  All other pillars of the state and other allied institutions have already established similar centers and use them as Think-Tanks for facilitation services to their advantage.  Importance of research cannot be undermined, and creation of such an institute is a service to the nation.   As famous writer Harlan Ellison put it:  “Everybody has opinions: I have them, you have them. And we are all told from the moment we open our eyes, that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Well, that’s horsepuckey, of course. We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it’s nothing. It’s just bibble-babble …”