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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Family Archive

CAP launched ‘Family Archive’ campaign. Every family has a unique history and untold story. Each of these stories is an important part of Pakistan’s History and should be conserved. At CAP, through the Oral History Project, we preserve many of Pakistan’s rich stories to educate our youth and instil pride in them. Through this campaign, CAP has offered Pakistanis the chance to preserve their family photographs, stories and memorabilia in a memory bank for future generations.

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