History

Pakistan Institute of Tourism & Hotel management (PITHM) is internationally recognized government training institute developing professionals for tourism & hospitality industry since 1967, this institute has highly qualified and experienced faculty imparting training as per international standards, the institute aims to improve the competence, capability and performance of the trainees in order to increase their usefulness at home and abroad.

PITHM was instituted with an aim to train personnel for Hotel, Restaurants, Air / Shipping Lines and in the various catering vocation, capital invested was provided by the government of Pakistan for the establishment of the institute, the institute functioned under the national tourism organization till mid 1972, when it was registered as a society under the society’s registration act 1860, in September 1972, this institute acquired legal status of semi autonomous body.

After 18th constitutional amendment this institute has been handed over to ministry of culture, tourism and antiquities, government of Sindh, and is working as a semi autonomous body having its own board of governors, representing private and public sectors, the minister and the secretary culture, tourism & antiquities government of Sindh are the chairman of the board of the Governors, respectively, while the Director of Pakistan institute of tourism & hotel management, representing as the secretary of the board. PITHM is situated at Clifton, Karachi, which is a highly ethnically populated area, the building with an area of 10,000 square yards, out of which the building is constructed on a total area of 24,000 / Sq. ft; lies on a wide, easily approachable road, namely Shahrah-e-Attar.

The Institute building has 05 appropriate sized and well-equipped classrooms, together with a spacious nicely decorated, air-conditioned training restaurant, fully equipped three training kitchens, working bakery, air-Conditioned Computer Lab, Air Conditioned Library with huge collections of books, a big Hall for Seminars, Convention for about 200 people, and a cafeteria, ,