About Us


The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organization 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 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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CAP at Alchemy, London

A multimedia exhibition at Alchemy hosted by the Southbank Centre in London that traces the evolution of Pakistani identity from the Partition of 1947 to present day.

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Intern with CAP!

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Are you a photographer or a student with some time off? Interested in history, journalism, social work, film editing? Looking for a way to get involved in your country and community? The Citizens Archive of Pakistan is currently welcoming applicants for its internship cycle and we might just be the place you have been looking for! If interested email us at info@citizensarchive.org

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