Aug2016

Product CAP

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.

Mar2016

CAP Children’s Carnival

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan presents the CAP Children’s Carnival on Sunday, 6th March at the Karachi Parsi Institute. There’s something for everyone at the CAP Carnival: Hunt for some hidden treasure, test your aim at the nine pins stall or capture some local monuments at the Monument Ring Toss!

Teenagers, test your speed and endurance at the obstacle course or sing your favourite songs at the Karaoke Corner. Our Pakistan Trivia is also back this year, are you up to the challenge? Stop by anytime from 10 am – 8 pm for some fun, food and activities. Tickets will be available at the venue and are available at Agha’s.

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Oct2015

eNGO Challenge 2015

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) was shortlisted as one of the eight finalists for the eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2015 in the category of ‘Best Use of e-Content’ and won a Special Jurors Mention at the The eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2015 Gala Evening. Visit http://engochallenge.org/finalists-2015/ to see our work showcased on the eNGO Challenge website.

CAP had the privilege of being selected from a total of 67 finalists out of 225 nominations received from 8 countries across South Asia and our Executive Director, Ms. Swaleha Alam Shahzada was invited to represent the organisation at the eNGO Gala Evening in Delhi on 9th October 2015.

The eNGO Challenge is a platform that aims to recognise and honour South Asian NGOs that use information technology and digital media tools for various purposes such as operations, governance, marketing, etc.

Oct2015

CAP Lollywood Night: Old is Gold

The Lahore team is all set for the ‘CAP Lollywood Night: Old is Gold’ a fundraiser that will recreate the magic of the golden days of the Lollywood industry, celebrating the quality of cinematic ventures produced in the past. Funds raised will go towards supporting the ongoing heritage and educational ventures at CAP. The event will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Ali Auditorium in Lahore.

The fundraiser will be a screening of the 60’s blockbuster ‘Armaan’, featuring the charismatic duo: ‘chocolate hero’ Waheed Murad and the gorgeous Zeba. ‘Armaan’ was a blockbuster hit at the time of its release – the Murad-Zeba duo wowed the audience and the iconic ‘Coco Co Rina’ is still hailed as one of the most popular tunes ever produced by Pakistani cinema. The film broke several records at the box office: It ran for over 75 weeks in the country, achieving the feat of becoming the first ‘Platinum Jubilee’ movie in Lollywood, along with bagging several Nigar awards, including the ‘Best Film’ for 1966.

With a red carpet planned for the screening, the event hopes to recreate the ambience of Pakistani cinema in the sixties. CAP will also display merchandise and place Donation Boxes at the venue while external vendors will be present to sell refreshments at the event.

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Sep2015

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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Aug2015

Save-a-Story

CAP launched ‘Save-a-Story’ campaign. Approximately 3% of Pakistan’s population has witnessed Partition, and the number is fast decreasing. CAP’s Oral History Project uses oral narratives of ordinary people to record the birth of Pakistan and its early years, the only one of its kind to exist in Pakistan. Through our ‘Save-a-Story’ campaign, we urged our followers to help us save these fading memories of the past before it is too late.

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Aug2015

International Conference on Teaching History

CAP participated in the ‘International Conference on Teaching History’ hosted by PeaceWorks and supported by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian studies and Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, India.

Jun2015

Karachi City of Lights Festival

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CAP and I AM KARACHI hosted the ‘Karachi City of Lights Festival’, a celebration of the performing and visual arts which was held at FOMMA-Trust DHA Art Centre, Karachi. The festival showcased interactive exhibits that combined photography, music, games, and oral histories to immerse visitors in the captivating history and heritage of Karachi.

Karachi City of Lights Festival

May2015

CAP MUSEUM AT CANTT STATION

A new exhibit was curated for the CAP Museum at the Karachi Railway Cantonment Station. The exhibit featured oral histories and archival material on the history of Pakistan Railways and the Cantonment Station.

May2015

OHP Pop-Up Mobile Museums

CAP and I AM KARACHI launched the Oral History Project Pop-Up Mobile Museums, which were placed in five locations of Karachi, namely Frere Hall, Port Grand, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi Zoo and Safari Park. They featured archival images, oral histories, and interactive games that explored the history of each site.

Apr2015

‘Karachi ki Kahaniyan’ Radio Tours

CAP and I AM KARACHI aired their radio program titled ‘Karachi ki Kahaniyan’, which aimed to rediscover and retrace Karachi’s history. This radio drama series was directed by Mr. Zain Ahmed and produced by Radio1 FM91.

Karachi ki Kahaniyan

Mar2015

‘EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE: CROSSING BORDERS’

CAP, in collaboration with Routes2Roots curated a travelling exhibition titled ‘Exchange for Change: Crossing Borders’ which explored the friendships made and the adventures embarked upon by the participants of Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 2015. This exhibit was showcased at Frere Hall in Karachi, Lahore City Heritage Museum, and at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad.

CAP Crossing Borders

Feb2015

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE PHYSICAL EXCHANGE TO INDIA

As part of the Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 2015, the Pakistani delegation of 50 students, teachers and CAP members visited Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Jan2015

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE PHYSICAL EXCHANGE TO PAKISTAN

As part of the Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 2015, the Indian delegation of 29 students, teachers and Routes2Roots members visited Lahore and Islamabad.

Jan2015

CAP CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL

CAP hosted a Children’s Carnival at Aman House, Karachi to raise funds for CAP’s education program in low-income schools. Visitors were transported into a fantasy world that included clowns, fun-filled children’s enclosures, games, food, and much more.

CAP Children’s Carnival

Jan2015

I AM KARCAHI CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

CAP collaborated with Karachi Youth Initiative to become a part of the I AM Karachi campaign.

Dec2014

CAP Museum at Cantt Station

CAP launched its first Museum at the Karachi Railway Cantonment Station. The exhibit featured fascinating material from the CAP archives about the history of transportation in Pakistan.

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Dec2014

Reversible: Narrating Identity from the Inside Out and Outside In

CAP participated in a conference hosted by the New York University, Abu Dhabi Institute titled ‘Reversible: Narrating Identity from the Inside Out and Outside In’.

Dec2014

KARACHI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

CAP participated in the Karachi International Book Fair at Expo Centre, Karachi.

Dec2014

CHILDREN’S LITERARY FESTIVAL ISLAMABAD

CAP participated in the Children’s Literary Festival in Islamabad.

Sep2014

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE KOLKATA KARACHI 2014 2015

CAP launched Exchange for Change Kolkata Karachi 2014 2015 connecting over 1100 students in collaboration with PeaceWorks and Prince Claus Fund.

Sep2014

‘ALISHAAN PAKISTAN’

CAP participated in ‘Alishaan Pakistan,’ an event organized by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan in Delhi, India.

May2014

Centre for Dialogue and Resolution Conference

CAP participated in the Centre for Dialogue and Resolution Conference at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Apr2014

ISLAMABAD LITERARY FESTIVAL

CAP participated in the Islamabad Literary Festival.

Mar2014

GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE EXHIBIT: ‘MEDIA AND CULTURE THROUGH THE AGES IN PAKISTAN’

CAP became the first Pakistani organization to work with the Google Cultural Institute and have its exhibit on ‘Media and Culture Through the Ages in Pakistan’ featured on the online gallery to promote the heritage of the country.

Mar2014

PAKISTAN’S CRICKETING HISTORY FEATURE

CAP launched an online feature on Pakistan’s cricket history during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014.

Feb2014

LAHORE LITERARY FESTIVAL

CAP hosted an exhibition of vintage Pakistani advertisements at the Lahore Literary Festival, Al-Hamra Arts Council, Lahore.

Feb2014

Sindh Culture Festival

CAP participated in the Sindh Culture Festival’s Art Fest held at Sadequain Gallery, Frere Hall, Karachi.

Feb2014

Children’s and Teacher’s Literature Festival

CAP participated in the Children’s and Teacher’s Literature Festival held at the Arts Council, Karachi.

Feb2014

CAP SHEEP® Mobile Library

In collaboration with SHEEP®, CAP launched the CAP SHEEP® Mobile Library at the Old Polo Ground Bara Dari, Karachi to promote and inculcate reading habits in children.

Feb2014

Karachi Literature Festival

CAP participated in the Karachi Literature Festival held at the Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi.

Jan2014

SCHOOL CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL OF PUNJAB

CAP participated in the first School Children’s Literature Festival of Punjab at the Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust School.

Jan2014

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE 2013 2015 PRESS LAUNCH INDIA

The Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 2015 program press launch was held at The Grand Hotel, Delhi. Ms. Juhi Chawla, Pakistan High Commissioner to India H.E. Mr. Salman Bashir, Minister of Communications & I.T Mr. Kapil Sibal, CAP Board Members Mr. Ali Reza Mumtaz, Mr. Amean J, Ms. Sara Taher Khan, Executive Director Ms. Swaleha Alam Shahzada and Routes2Roots Board members Ms. Tina Vachani and Mr. Rakesh Gupta were present at the event.

Dec2013

Tribute to Qissa Khwani Bazaar

CAP launched ‘Tribute to Qissa Khwani Bazaar’ through story telling sessions over three days at the Pakistan American Cultural Centre, Karachi.

Dec2013

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE 2013 2015 PRESS LAUNCH PAKISTAN

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The Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 2015 program press launch was held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. At the press conference, singer Mr. Atif Aslam, Routes2Roots Board Members Ms. Tina Vachani and Mr. Rakesh Gupta were present along with CAP Board Members.

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Oct2013

CAP EXPRESS AT KIDZDUNYA

‘CAP Express’ was installed at KidzDunya, an interactive theme park at Dolmen Mall Sea View, Karachi which transports children into a fascinating world.

Oct2013

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL LAHORE

CAP Participated in the Children’s Literature Festival at the Children’s Library Complex, Lahore.

Oct2013

THIRD EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE PAKISTAN INDIA 2013 2015 LAUNCHED

The third round of Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2013 2015 program was launched in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad in Pakistan, and Dehradun, Delhi and Mumbai in India, reaching out to 5,000 students.

Sep2013

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE: PAKISTAN INDIA 2012 2013 EXHIBITIONS

Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2012 2013 exhibitions were held in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, which showcased the letters, postcards, collages and oral histories poduced by the Pakistani and Indian students over the course of the project.

Sep2013

FIRST EVER CRICKET MATCH IN A ‘NO MAN’S LAND’

Exchange For Change: Pakistan India 2012 2013’s Pakistan delegation to India played the first ever cricket match in the world in a ‘No Man’s Land’ between Pakistan and India.

Aug2013

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE PHYSICAL EXCHANGE TO PAKISTAN & INDIA

The physical exchange as part of the Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2012 2013 program took place when students from India visited Lahore and Islamabad and Pakistani students visited Delhi and Agra.

Aug2013

Second Exchange for Change Pakistan India 2012 2013

The second Exchange for Change Pakistan India 2012 2013 project was launched in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi in Pakistan, and Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai in India, reaching out 3500 students.

Jul2013

Oral History in South Asia: practices, uses and possibilities

CAP participated in an international workshop titled ‘Oral History in South Asia: practices, uses and possibilities’ held at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jun2013

BUILDING SOCIAL COHESION THROUGH CULTURE IN CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT CONTEXTS

CAP participated in an exploratory roundtable on ‘Building Social Cohesion through Culture in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts’ in Amsterdam organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies, Lieden, the Tropen Museum Amsterdam, the Prince Claus Fund, and UNESCO Netherlands.

Jun2013

Tribute to Qissa Khwani Bazaar

CAP launched ‘Tribute to Qissa Khwani Bazaar’ through story telling sessions held at Faiz Ghar, Lahore and Kuch Khas, Islamabad

May2013

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL, ISLAMABAD

CAP participated in the Children’s Literature Festival at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad.

Feb2013

Iqbal Day Exhibition

CAP displayed its Iqbal Day exhibition at the Lahore Literary Festival at Al-Hamra Arts Council, Lahore.

Feb2013

Awaaz

CAP participated in ‘Awaaz’, an art exhibition held at the Karachi Arts Council on the Baldia Factory Fire that had engulfed more than 250 workers’ lives in September 2012 in Karachi.

Feb2013

HOPE UPLIFT FOUNDATION CARNIVAL

CAP participated in Hope Uplift Foundation Carnvial, Lahore.

Feb2013

PARHAI KE JEET AWARD NOMINATION

CAP nominated for ‘Parhai Ke Jeet’ Award by Radio1 FM91.

Feb2013

EDUCATION INNOVATION ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE

CAP attended a roundtable conference titled, ‘Education Innovation Alliance’ at ILM Ideas in Islamabad.

Jan2013

THE LOLLYWOOD ART PROJECT

‘The Lollywood Art Project’ was launched at Port Grand, Karachi. The event featured workshops by Master Painter Faiz Rahi, live painting, and an art exhibition as a celebration and revival of the Lollywood art culture in Pakistan.

Nov2012

Iqbal Day Exhibit

Iqbal Day exhibit opened at Port Grand, Karachi. The exhibition included a timeline on Iqbal’s life, his handwritten work and a virtual tour of the Iqbal Academy in Lahore.

Nov2012

Exchange for Change 2012 2013 Press Launch

The Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2012 2013 program press launch was held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. At the press conference, singer-actor Ali Zafar presented the ideology behind the program and helped create widespread awareness of promoting a peaceful dialogue between the youth of Pakistan and India. Routes2Roots Board Members Ms. Tina Vachani and Mr. Rakesh Gupta were present along with CAP Board Members.

Aug2012

SECOND ROUND OF EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE LAUNCHED

The second round of Exchange for Change; Pakistan India 2012 2013 project was launched in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi in Pakistan, and Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai in India, reaching out 3,500 students.

Jun2012

HUMANS OF KARACHI LAUNCHED

CAP launched ‘Humans of Karachi’ in collaboration with Ms. Khaula Jamil, an independent Freelance Photographer/Photojournalist. Inspired by Mr. Brandon Stanton, who started ‘Humans of New York’, the ‘Humans of Karachi’ project is an effort by CAP to create a photographic census of the city of Karachi as creatively possible.

Jun2012

Adopt-a-School Program

CAP was recognized by the Sindh Education Foundation for its participation in the Adopt-a-School Program.

Apr2012

THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT LAUNCHED IN ISLAMABAD

The Oral History Project was launched in Islamabad.

Apr2012

AZME-AALISHAN AWARD

CAP was was awarded Azme-Aalishan award for significant contributions to the nation.

Feb2012

FIRST EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE PHYSICAL EXCHANGE TO PAKISTAN & INDIA

The first physical exchange as part of the Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2010 2012 program took place when students from India visited Lahore and Pakistani students visited Delhi and Agra.

Feb2012

SCHOOL OUTREACH TOURS LAUNCHED IN LAHORE

School Outreach Tours program launched in Lahore.

Feb2012

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE: PAKISTAN INDIA 2010 2012 EXHIBITIONS

February 2012: Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2010 2012 exhibitions were held in Lahore and Karachi at Nairang Gallery and Sadequain Gallery, Frere Hall respectively. These exhibitions showcased the letters, postcards, and collages produced by the Pakistani and Indian students over the course of the project.

Jan2012

COLLEGE OUTREACH TOURS LAUNCHED IN KARACHI AND LAHORE

The College Outreach Tours program launched in Karachi and Lahore.

Nov2011

State Of Being So Divided Exhibit

CAP commemorated the transformation of the subcontinent with an exhibition titled, ‘State Of Being So Divided’ that chronicled the period from the birth of Pakistan to the birth of Bangladesh at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture gallery in Karachi and the Zahoor ul Ikhlaq gallery at the National College of Arts in Lahore.

Oct2011

Dialogue with Pakistan – Lahore

‘Dialogue with Pakistan’ – Lahore, a public exhibition and a social media awareness campaign that explored the impact of violence on the emotional and cognitive process of individuals and communities across the country. This project was a step towards bringing about a means of healing and reconciliation and to inspire hope and strength.

Sep2011

Dialogue with Pakistan – Karachi

‘Dialogue with Pakistan’ – Karachi, a public exhibition and a social media awareness campaign that explored the impact of violence on the emotional and cognitive process of individuals and communities across the country. This project was a step towards bringing about a means of healing and reconciliation and to inspire hope and strength.

Jun2011

DIALOGUE WITH PAKISTAN LAUNCHED

‘Dialogue with Pakistan’ – an anti-violence awareness campaign launched in Lahore and Karachi.

Mar2011

Dekho Pakistan Exhibition

Dekho Pakistan’ was an interactive exhibition designed to commemorate the reopening of one of Pakistan’s heritage sites – Frere Hall, as part of the Hamara Karachi Festival 2011. It mesmerized the youth through its enthralling exhibits, installations and activities about Karachi and Pakistan to engage children and encourage their interest in history.

Dec2010

Exchange for Change Pakistan India 2010 2012 Press Launch

The Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2010 2012 program press launch was held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi. At the press conference, then Member of the National Assembly, Ms. Sherry Rehman announced her support for the project.

Oct2010

SCHOOL OUTREACH TOURS LAUNCHED IN KARACHI

School Outreach Tours program launched in Karachi.

Sep2010

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE PAKISTAN INDIA 2010 2012 LAUNCHED

The ground breaking Exchange for Change: Pakistan India 2010 2012 project was launched in collaboration with the Indian NGO, Routes2Roots in Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, and Mumbai and Delhi in India, reaching out to 2,400 students in Karachi, Lahore, Mumbai and Delhi.

Sep2010

MINORITY PROJECT LAUNCHED

CAP team launched the ‘Minority Project’ in Karachi and Lahore to document the personal narratives from the Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Baha’i and Zoroastrian communities in both cities.

Sep2010

The Oral History Project LAUNCHED IN LAHORE

The Oral History Project launched in Lahore.

Mar2010

Birth of Pakistan Exhibit

‘Birth of Pakistan’ was the first of a series of community outreach projects curated by CAP specifically for children. The exhibit took viewers through the struggle from the Lahore Resolution of 1940 until the initial years of Pakistan’s sovereignty. It was held at Mohatta Palace, Karachi.

Nov2009

SECOND SHANAAKHT FESTIVAL

The four-day long, second ‘Shanaakht Festival’ was held in Karachi at Imperial Gardens – thousands of visitors were able to explore their collective identity as Pakistanis and engage in a discourse about the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent.

Aug2009

FOUR FACES OF KARACHI EXHIBITION

CAP organized a photography exhibition titled, ‘Four Faces of Karachi’ showcasing photographs by the celebrated archivist Mr. Mohammad Lutfullah Khan at Koel Art Gallery in Karachi.

Aug2008

INDEPENDENCE DAY CARNIVAL

CAP participated in the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture’s Independence Day carnival in Karachi.

Jun2008

THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT LAUNCHED IN KARACHI

The first-ever Oral History Project in Pakistan was launched in Karachi by CAP.

Aug2007

SHANAAKHT FESTIVAL

The first free festival of Pakistan, ‘Shanaakht Festival’ held at Arts Council, Karachi. The 5 day event included which was the nation’s first free and open festival of art, photography, music, theatre, story-telling and history.

May2007

CAP WAS FOUNDED

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) was founded.

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