Ground Floor Exhibits
The museum’s ground floor lobby takes the visitor through a Time Line covering important happenings and personalities of the past including Pakistan’s emergence on the globe on 14 August, 1947. The top row of the 60 feet long time line includes information and photographs of the Commanders-in-Chief/ Chiefs of Army Staff of Pakistan Army. The middle row reflects the Governor Generals / Presidents of Pakistan and the bottom row has photographs and particulars of the Prime Ministers of Pakistan.
Radcliffe boundary commission was constituted to determine the boundary lines between India and Pakistan in 1947. The display illustrates the details of the commission’s working.
A Relief Map shows the emergence of both wings of Pakistan viz West and East Pakistan in 1947 on the world map. In 1971 East Pakistan attained independence and became Bangladesh.
The wall has news clippings on display from various newspapers of 1947 and notification of the first batch of Pakistan Army cadets granted commission in the newly formed army.
Another corner of the lobby is dedicated to the army’s Commanders-in-Chief and Chiefs of Army Staff. Dawn of Independence on 14 August 1947 and the birth of Pakistan Army are also depicted here. Transformation from Headquarters Northern Command (Army in India) to General Headquarters (Pakistan Army) and a diorama of Quaid-e-Azam’s interaction with Pakistan Army have also been displayed.
Pak Army Museum