The Birth of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan and Engro Corp, in collaboration with the Mohatta Palace Museum, are proud to present ‘The Birth of Pakistan’.

Date: 23 March – 23 June, 2010
Venue: The Mohatta Palace Museum, Hatim Alvi Road, Clifton, Karachi- 75600
Timings: Tuesday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday closed

Free entry for students

For the time first time in Pakistan, an interactive exhibit designed specifically for children will take young visitors on a journey from the Lahore Resolution of 1940 to the struggle to achieve a Muslim homeland in 1947 and explore the early days of the new nation as it struggled to stand on its two feet. This exhibition is however not limited to just children alone- It’s interactive exhibits are appealing to people of all ages.

The exhibit features a unique ‘train journey’ from India to Pakistan, recreations of make-shift government offices and refugee tents, a chance for children to explore the contents of a ‘sundook’ or trunk brought to Pakistan by a migrant, photographs and film clips of major moments in Pakistan’s early history.

Children visiting the exhibition will receive their copy of the first passport of Pakistan, learn about how millions heard about the Partition of the Indian sub-continent, first saw the Pakistani flag or heard the National Anthem. The exhibition also delves into facets of Quaid-e-Azam’s personality through the recollections of his friends, co-workers, admirers and supporters.

We also honour the contributions of Muslim League leaders and pioneers such as Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, the first civil servants of Pakistan and the members of the Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, police and army, Pakistan Women’s National Guard, All Pakistan Women’s Association and Radio Pakistan.

This exhibition is just one of many community-outreach projects that lie at the heart of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan.

We hope you and your family will join us at the Mohatta Palace Museum!

To find out more about CAP, visit

For schools:

All bookings must be made one week prior to your visit
All schools must register the number of students attending the exhibition, the name of a teacher accompanying them and a contact number for the teacher. Please send these details to or contact us on 0332-3392004 and 0332-2541272. We can accommodate up to a 100 students at once.


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