The state of social science research and its growth at higher education level is an issue of serious concern among academia. HEC even does not comprehend the issue in deeper context as social science exercise greater role in resolving social issues and inject social change in society. HEC takes some initiatives which are no doubt a good start but there is need to do more in this regard. This study focuses on the impediments that cause a decline in social science at Pakistani Universities. It is also included private sector universities which have been sharing considerably in higher education in Pakistan. District of Peshawar is taken as area of research where the public and private sector universities are selected for survey. In order to substantiate the findings, evidences are also taken from universities located other than Peshawar. Qualitative research methodology is applied for the interpretation of data and explanation of findings.