Jinnah comes to life for a peaceful Pakistan

Karachi: In 2018, Pakistan witnessed its first hologram screening of the most celebrated figure of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Reaching out to thousands of people in Kasur, Swat, Karachi, and Lahore. This year, the hologram tour is back again starting from Karachi.

The project of the hologram, Aik- Better Together intends to promote and instill Quaid’s message of peace, tolerance, interfaith harmony and unity among the people of Pakistan. It is to remind the nation of the principles over which he fought for us; empowering the women of Pakistan, making this country a place where every faith could have a respectable place, and to work hard to prosper Pakistan.

The initiative is the creation of Aik- Better Together in collaboration with Dil Say Pakistan’s community engagement team, and a project managed by HIVE Pakistan.

A hologram of Jinnah would be projected in Karachi, at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari and Christian Missionary School, Narayanpura on 13th February, 12-7pm and Liaquat Memorial Library, Stadium Road on 14th February, 7pm.Followed by workshops with minority communities which would take place in semi-urban cities of Pakistan. Peace Rickshaws are also a part of the project; four peace rickshaws bearing the messages have been launched to engage with public to promote positive messages around the city. Another purpose of the peace rickshaws is so that people can recall the messages put forward by Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The hologram content of the projections has been collected by various speeches of Jinnah where he spoke about interfaith harmony, women empowerment, and social cohesion.

Since Pakistanis have an immense emotional affiliation with the leader of the nation, our purpose is to engage with different strata of the society that include youth ranging from 16-25 years of age.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah came to town yet again on 13th February. In a busy city like Karachi, with thousands of people ranging from different age groups and genders, the speech of our Quaid through hologram technology immensely astonished the participants.

The hologram event is a 30-40 minute entertaining yet meaningful engagement with crowds. It begins with prominent figures/ dignitaries talking about the importance of Jinnah’s messages of peace; social cohesion, religious tolerance, pluralism, women empowerment etc.

After a brief engagement with participants, a luminescent figure of Muhammad Ali Jinnah gradually comes out of a window with a theatrical special effect fog from the sides.

The speech of the projection is a collection of various speeches of Jinnah where he spoke about interfaith harmony, women empowerment, and social cohesion. Gathered from various sources, the voice of Jinnah speaking out loud what we have always read in books and news adds more value to the event.

The initiative is the creation of Aik- Better Together in collaboration with Dil Say Pakistan’s community engagement team, and a project managed by HIVE Pakistan.

The hologram screening took place at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari, Christian Missionary School in Narayanpura and Liaquat Memorial Library, Stadium Road on 13th February.

At the event, a middle-aged woman talked about her experience at the screening event, “All of us have contradictions about our leaders but Quaid e Azam is one personality who is everyone’s favorite. It’s because of how profoundly he talked about basic yet important values like loving your neighbors, respecting your women, and really making an effort to make this country better by the day.”- Fauziah Kamran.

The project is also going to organize workshops with minority communities and women which would take place in semi-urban cities of Pakistan to reinforce Quaid’s guiding principles and their role in the progression of this country.Peace Rickshaws are also a part of the project; four peace rickshaws bearing the messages have been launched to engage with public to promote positive messages around the city. Another purpose of the peace rickshaws is so that people can recall the messages put forward by Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

A young boy from a nearby neighborhood Bilal Naseem, exclaimed, “My cousin is visiting us from Hyderabad, we were planning to go to Quaid’s Mausoleum but I got to know about this event through my uncle and I took him here instead. I’m glad I made this decision because it is a once in a lifetime experience. We also loved how Jinnah spoke about ending terrorism and educating our youth with best resources available. I’m never going to forget this day.”