**Pakistan Mathematical Society**

There was a dearth of a mathematical organization, which can guide and regulate the policies of the government vis-à-vis the state of mathematics and the welfare of the mathematical community at the national level. Establishment of such a society was necessary to mobilize and streamline the efforts and provide a necessary centrifugal boost to the development of mathematics in useful directions in Pakistan.

Thus, on 15^{th} May 2001, a mathematicians moot was convened at the Best Western Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The gathering was attended by close to 70 professionals and students of mathematics. It was decided that the Pakistan Mathematical Society should be formed.

Thus, on 26^{th} June 2001, the Pakistan Mathematical Society (PakMS) came into being. At a function held at the Allama Iqbal Open University, the constitution of the society was passed; officers and executive members were elected.