Pakistan are to host Bangladesh in August in a tour that includes three Test matches and five one-day international matches.
The series will be the first time the former East Pakistan, who obtained Test status in 2000, have played their neighbours in the five-day game away from home.
Bangladesh have until now never been granted more than two Tests in any series - they have drawn just one of their 16 Tests to date.
"We want to groom emerging nations in Test cricket and that's why we asked Bangladesh to play three Test matches and five one-day internationals," said Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Samiul Hasan.
It will be the first series Pakistan has hosted since New Zealand left the country mid-way through a series a year ago after a car bomb exploded outside their Karachi hotel.
October's series against Australia was moved to neutral venues after Steve Waugh's side cited security concerns.
But South Africa is expected to tour in mid-September, with three one-day internationals and
three Tests on the cards
Bangladesh's trip is expected to act as a warm-up for the hosts, beginning in the third week of August, although a schedule has yet to be confirmed.