A message from the coordinator of CAP
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan is currently seeking Pakistanis who lived through the 1950s and would be willing to have their stories recorded as part of our Oral History Project.
CAP has been recording oral history since June 2008. Through the interviews, unbelievable stories have emerged of implausible acts of political strategy, as well as heart-warming accounts of courage and personal strength. Each interview is a record that encompasses the personal stories of Pakistanis involved in events that shaped our nation, the reminiscences of high achievers in their field or the everyday lives of those who witnessed the early years of our country and the memories of the nation at work and play. CAP’s Oral History Project is all-inclusive: Pakistanis from all walks of life are eligible to be interviewed. Our vision is to develop CAP as the foremost library and museum of Pakistani history, art, photography, culture, literature and artefacts demonstrating the strength and spirit of Pakistan from the citizen’s perspective.
Each interview is used to create a short film clip, which can be viewed on our website, http://www.citizensarchive.org. The audio-visual nature of the Project ensures that even if you are unable to read or write English or Urdu, you are still able to interact with the history of your nation and discover the roots of your identity.
If you would like to nominate a friend or member of your family for an interview and preserve their stories for generations to come, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0332 3392004.