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The Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) was established in 1957 by a small group of architects who had been trained in the west and either worked for the government or were in practice. IAP was formally registered in 1968 under the Societies Act, and subsequently registered in 1968 under the Companies Ordinance, with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) with the following objectives:
To organize the profession of architecture in Pakistan and look after professional interests as well as those of the public in general concerned with the building profession.
To promote the cause of Architecture in Pakistan and to assist in the setting up of schools of architecture throughout the country.
To enforce a code of ethics and discipline among practicing architects and for this purpose to promote the passing of a statutory Registration Act for architects in Pakistan.
To establish contact with other national and international professional bodies of architects throughout the world, and
To conduct research and organize seminars, conferences and exhibitions for promoting the cause of the architectural profession.