The Arts, Libraries and Museums
Lahore Museum, National Museum of Pakistan, Mohenjo-Daro, Indus Valley, ancient civilization
Karachi is the seat of some of the most important libraries in Pakistan; these include the Liaquat Memorial Library (1950), the Central Secretariat Library (1950), and the University of Karachi library. Also of note are the National Archives of Pakistan, in Islamabad, and the Punjab Public Library (1884), in Lahore.
The National Museum of Pakistan (1950), in Karachi, is noted for its archaeological material from the Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa sites in the Indus Valley. Important materials from this ancient civilization are also found at the Institute of Sindhology, in Jam Shoro, and the Hyderabad Museum. The Lahore Museum (1864), the country’s largest museum, and the Peshawar Museum (1906) also have exhibits on the rich cultural history of the region. The Industrial and Commercial Museum, in Lahore, contains exhibits on the manufactures of Pakistan. The National Museum of Science and Technology is a participatory science center in Lahore.
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