The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

Key Information

Organization Name: The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

Head Office: Karachi

Contact Person: Anoosha Zahid, Manager Communciations

Working Since: 2007

Areas of Operations: Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore


(as of March 2015)

Trainings/ Workshops

No. of trainings/workshops delivered to date: N/A

Themes: N/A

Cities these were delivered in: N/A


No. of conferences/seminars organized to date: N/A

Themes: N/A

Cities these were held in: N/A


No. of campaigns launched to date: N/A

Themes: N/A

Cities these were held in: N/A

Arts & Culture Events

No. of arts & culture events held to date: 50

Themes:Oral History, History, Partition, Memories of Pre-Partition, Peace Building, Photography, Culture, Literature and Historical Documentation

Cities these were held in: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and London.


(as of March 2015)

No.NameDate PublishedPDF File/Web link
1CAP Monthly NewsletterMonthly

Major Projects

(as of March 2015)

No.NameNature of Project
Successfully Completed
1The Oral History Project (ongoing)Oral History recording, memory preservation
2Exchange for Change Peace building, Removing cultural misconceptions
3CAP Outreach ToursEducation
4Google Cultural InstitutePromotion of Pakistani Heritage
5Lollywood ProjectPreservation of films, images, articles and advertisements of films 
6Shanaakht FestivalPeace Building, Festival of art, photography, music, theater, story-telling and history.
7Birth of PakistanOutreach project on significant events of Pakistan’s early history
8Dialogue With PakistanCounter Extremism
9State of Being so DividedAn interactive exhibit to take visitors through an interactive timeline from 1947 to 1971
10Dekho PakistanAn interactive exhibition designed to commemorate the reopening of one of Pakistan’s heritage sites – Frere Hall, as part of the Hamara Karachi Festival 2011
In Progress/Upcoming
No.NameNature of Project
1The Oral History ProjectOral History Recording and Memory preservation
2CAP Outreach ToursEducation
3Exchange for ChangePeace building and Removing cultural misconceptions
4Humans of KarachiPhotography, recording stories of regular Karachiites
5CAP Sheep Mobile LibraryLiteracy, Mobile Library for Underprivileged School Students

Awards Received

  • CAP was recognized by the Sindh Education Foundation for its participation in the Adopt-a-School Program
  • CAP was was awarded Azme-Aalishan award 2012 for significant contributions to the nation

Additional Information