In March, 2000, a two-day symposium was held at the National Library Auditorium in Islamabad, Pakistan to discuss the life and times of Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan. At this symposium, General Pervez Musharraf, the Chief Executive of Pakistan, announced that the National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD) would now be known as the Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development in honor of Dr. Khan.
According to an Environment Report by Pakistan's Ministry of Environment, Local Government and Rural Development:
"Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development and Municipal Administration (AHK NCRD & MA) was established as a federal training and research institution in the year 1979. It was declared as an attached department of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in 1988 and was re-named as Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development & Municipal Administration (AHK NCRD & MA) in the year 2000 in recognition of invaluable services rendered by Late Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan for the cause of community development, strengthening of civil society and socio-economic empowerment of the poor and marginalized people living in informal settlements in Pakistan. The main functions of this Institution is training and research in the field of Local Government, Rural Development, and allied disciplines i.e. Training Courses; Conferences, Seminars and Workshops; Research; Liaison with International Agencies and Organizations; Policy Support to the Ministry; Collaboration with Provincial Local Govt.& Rural Development Academies."
The contact information of the center is as follows:
Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development
Chak Shahzad, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan