The Citizens Archive of Pakistan
Pakistan Zindabad • Documentary, History
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultural and historic preservation operating in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. We seek to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation's history, and instil pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.
CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral storytelling in Pakistan, emphasising the importance of such narratives in a dialogue on national identity. Our organisation has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programmes, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies collected.
We are passionate about sharing Pakistan's stories through educational outreach programmes and various exhibitions and festivals that are attended by thousands of visitors. Our vision is to develop CAP as the foremost museum and heritage centre of Pakistani history, photography, culture, literature, and historical documentation demonstrating the strength and spirit of Pakistan from the perspective of a citizen.
Up Next in Pakistan Zindabad
Kasb-e-Hunar (Skilled Enclave)
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When we told our friends and family about our decision to travel to Pakistan for work, some of them asked us if we were crazy, while others asked: “Is it safe to go there?” Let me show you what we witnessed. A place that, in my experience, eluded completely the distorted Western media depictions....