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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Crossing Borders

Namrita and Qasim began their journey 18 months ago with a letter that changed hearts and minds. They challenged perceptions, crossed borders and became friends.

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan and Routes 2 Roots present “Exchange for Change: Crossing Borders”

An exploration of the friendships made and the adventures embarked upon by the Participants of the project “Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 – 2015″

CAP Crossing Borders

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