The BISE Sahiwal was established on June 15, 2012 by the Higher Education Department (HED) of the Punjab. Before its establishment Sahiwal and Pakpattan were being facilitated by the BISE Multan. Okara District was being facilitated by the BISE Lahore.
The Board is an autonomous institution with powers to make rules. It does not receive any grant-in-aid or any donation from the Govt. or other semi Govt. agency. It has to generate its own funds through the levy of examinations and other fees.
The Board is an autonomous body and Govt. of the Punjab is its controlling authority. The Chairman, Secretary Controller of Examinations, Audit Officer and DPE are appointed by the Controlling Authority/Govt. on deputation normally for a period of 3 years. Other officers and staff in BS-16 and above are appointed by the Governors, in BS-5 to BS-15 by the Chairman and in BS-1 to BS-4 by the Secretary