Mohammad Rafique Mughal is a noted archaeologist from Pakistan known for unearthing the remains of the Islamic, Buddhist and Proto-historic periods, in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.

Academic Affiliations & Membership of Professional Societies

Among several original research works, thirty-five were published in Pakistan and twenty-five appeared in scientific journals of England, France, Italy, Germany, U.S.A., Bahrain, Japan, Iran and India. Some of the papers have also been translated into Japanese, French, German and Sindhi languages.


  • Member, Editorial Board, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARCHAEOLOGY, since 2001.
  • Member, Editorial Board for South Asia, ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA 1998 – 2000.
  • Consulting Scholar, University Museum of University of Pennsylvania.
  • Member of the Permanent Council, International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Gent, Belgium.
  • Hon. Fellow, The Society of Antiquaries of London.
  • Member, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin.


  • Hon. Chairperson, Cultural Heritage Management, Lahore.
  • Hon. Director, Pakistan Heritage Society, Lahore.
  • Member, Pakistan Society of Archaeology, Archives & Museums, Lahore.

Also served on the following Trusts, Boards and Committees at different times:

  • Trustee, Mohatta Palace Gallery Trust, Karachi.
  • Trustee, Baltit Heritage Trust, Aga Khan Cultural Service, Karachi.
  • Secretary, Board of Governors, National Fund for Cultural Heritage, Islamabad.
  • Secretary, Advisory Board for the Department of Archaeology and Museum, Karachi.
  • Member, Committee for Sindh Cultural and Historical Heritage, Jamshoro.
  • Member, Board of Governors of Bahawalpur Museum, Bahawalpur.
  • Member, Board of Governors of Lahore Museum, Lahore.
  • Member, Advisory Board for Pakistan Maritime Museum, Karachi.
  • Member, Advisory Committee for Sindh Cultural Heritage, Karachi.
  • Member, Executive Committee, National Fund for Cultural Heritage, Islamabad
  • Member, Executive Committee, Quaid-i-Azam Academy, Karachi.
  • Member, Acquisition Committee for the Establishment of Quranic Gallery, Lahore.
  • Member, Committee for Conservation of Monuments in Sindh