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Days leading upto 14 August, 2009


This newsletter is meant to highlight various positive initiatives, efforts and work of several Pakistanis - individuals, groups, organizations and institutions - across the spectrum. However, we cannot ignore that 6 Pakistani Christians (which include women and a child) have been left dead in the wake of Christian - Muslim riots and violence against the former community has been perpetrated by some from the latter.
It is nothing short of shameful.
Let us hope and pray that harmony prevails and that the perpetrators of such dastardly acts are punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a registered non-profit, tax-exempt society, founded in 2007 by ten board members, who came together to preserve and archive Pakistan’s history and source of identity. The organization’s two-fold mission includes recording, preserving, archiving and making available the rich history of the country for future generations in a wide variety of new media and setting up the Living History Museum of Pakistan which will serve both as an interactive museum as well as a research facility for students and academics alike in Karachi.

Watch different aspects of Pakistan' history on -
Read the blog -
Contribute :

* Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well- As you know, we rely heavily on your donations to run CAP- So once again we are reaching out to you in the hope that you will be able to help us!
We are currently facing a severe shortage of laptops/computers and hope that you have some old spare ones lying around which you can send our way-
We have just launched a government school outreach program and are working with 5 schools in Karachi- Our interns desperately need computers to prepare for this program-
If you are interested in donating please email us on

We look forward to welcoming the new computers!!


* Dear CAP Friends,

Are you an aspiring actor? A student who likes to act in school plays? Do you want to entertain and educate poor government school students? Please say yes to all the above because CAP NEEDS YOU!!... Read More

As part of the government outreach tour, CAP is performing a puppet show for children-Through this show, we hope to educate children about the importance of preserving Pakistan's history.

We need your help in performing the show! The students at Karachi University have donated their time and have created 5 beautiful puppets- Now we need you to help tell the story-

Please email us on or call us on 0332-3392004 for details

Help us bring a smile on the faces of the children.


Station 58 - Azfar Rizvi (Winning Documentary - Film Festival : Humanity Explored)


Island sees the light, puts wind-power to work

Schools reopen in battle-scarred Swat

Boys imprisoned in Adiala jail tops in Matric exam

A noble venture to change life on the street

Supreme Court strikes down Nov 3 emergency


Zimmedar Shehri - Responsible Citizens

Shajar -e-Ilm (Tree of Knowledge): Swat Valley Girls retreat - 14 -23 August, 2009


DawnNews and "I Own Karachi" are joining hands to clean up Karachi.Join our movement. Help art and beauty triumph over decay and despair.Vandalized or graffitied walls will be cleaned up and beautified with art created by students and volunteers. The theme of the artwork is 'Positive Pakistan.' Come together, volunteer, and get involved by emailing us your contact information at


Do you have a quick but powerful story to tell? Do you wish to express a positive aspect of your country? Now you have your chance with the DawnNews Mini Documentary Contest.


Watch Coke Studio's 5th Episode "UNITY" on 14 August, 2009.
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