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The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural and historic preservation, operating in Karachi and Lahore. We seek to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation’s history and instill pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.
CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral storytelling in Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of such narratives in a dialogue on national identity. Our organization has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programs, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies collected.
We are passionate about sharing Pakistan’s stories with the educational outreach programs and the thousands of visitors who attend our festivals, and exhibitions. Our archives, exhibits and galleries change and grow as our understanding grows, and we strive to share our knowledge in original and exciting ways.
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The Product CAP launch event was held on 3rd August in the HSY Store, Dolmen Mall, Karachi. The products created by the six designers were revealed for the first time to an audience of fashion enthusiasts and press. Product CAP is now officially available for sale!
Product CAP is a project initiated by the ‘Friends of CAP’ that aims to showcase the history and culture of Pakistan in a unique way. Designers will take part in this project and will be given access to material from the CAP archive. Their task is to create a limited edition line of merchandise taking inspiration from the archive materials. This project aims to support The Citizens Archive of Pakistan in its efforts to preserve Pakistani history and instil pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.