Pakistan launches website to promote history

The website preserves data of almost 64 years of Pakistan`s history.

Updated: Aug 15, 2011, 10:22 AM IST

Islamabad: The Pakistani government launched a website on its 65th Independence Day on Sunday to promote the country`s political and cultural history.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, who inaugurated the web portal, said it is a unique gift to the nation on the Independence Day.

The website of the Directorate of Films and Publications (DFP) preserves data of almost 64 years of Pakistan`s history in the form of publications, photographs, documentaries and films.

The website will be a "credible source of reference" about Pakistan`s history for people at home and aboard, the state-run APP news agency quoted her as saying. She said everyone will be able to access it.

The website contains details about Pakistan`s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, former prime ministers Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benzair Bhutto, among other leaders, and also contains information on history, besides other facts.