A person's identity is the essence of who they really are. Thousands of biographies are on library shelves, and it's often taken for granted; they're glimpses into a person's very soul. Even then, the books often come up short on truly outlining who a person is, merely highlighting their accomplishments and goals.
The exhibition “Birth of Pakistan” at Mohatta Palace Museum presented an interactive exhibit designed for young audiences and it took us on a journey from the Lahore Resolution of 1940 through the struggle and sacrifices made to achieve a Muslim homeland in 1947 and to explore the early days of the new nation of Pakistan, as it struggled to stand on its own feet.
“Birth of Pakistan” was a true eye-opener for many of us. As we went through every room, we realized the ideals that Pakistan was founded on and the principles that Jinnah had built this country on. However, this was the real question I asked myself. 63 years ago, Jinnah built this country upon certain principles. How many of us remember those principles today? How many of us have thought about what Pakistan’s true identity is meant to be? What it means to be Pakistani?