The latest version of this best-selling CD-ROM packs more information than ever with new and updated content. With over 200 articles, 600 photographs and maps, and 50 videos, Story of Pakistan 2003 is the most complete encyclopedia on the political history of Pakistan. So far, we have sold over 75,000 CDs of this product in retail as well as through corporate sponsorship.
The Story of Pakistan CD-ROM is an exhilarating presentation of information about the political history of Pakistan. This interactive product presents the history of Pakistan, from prehistoric times till the present, in a manner keeping in tune with the demands of a modern audience. It uses the elements of creative graphics, pictures, era-relevant background music, video footage of key events, and narrative sound to package together a title which appeals to both the young and the old.
It consists of the Storybook with over 45 minutes of self-narrative interactive documentary; the Timeline containing nearly 600 screens, 600 maps and photographs, and 50 videos; and Land & People covering geographical location, climate, economic indicators, demography and culture.
The home screen follows an inspiring 3D intro. On the home screen, easy navigational buttons provide access to different sections. In addition to the main sections, the Glossary and the online version of Story of Pakistan are always accessible through the main button bar.
The main slider at the bottom provides a direct jump to an era in history. Below the slider is the volume control.
The main sections of Story of Pakistan are Timeline, Land & People, and the Storybook.
The Timeline segment is divided into 12 eras, with a screen for each. Separate screens for events and personalities appear for each era, while each event or personality is represented by an icon on the screen. Selecting any of the icon links to the detail pages for that event or personality.
The elements on the detail pages consist of text, maps, portraits, photographs, and video clippings. The text describes the event or personality in detail, with most articles spanning multiple pages.
A Discuss button links to the article’s discussion forum on the Story of Pakistan web site.
Land & People
This section provides summary information about Pakistan. Key areas covered are geographical location, climate, economic indicators, demography, and culture. Information is conveyed mostly through maps, with legends describing the areas marked on the maps.
This segment comprises of 40 minutes of narrative text on the history of Pakistan, spoken in a soft voice. As the narration progresses, the paragraph being spoken is highlighted on screen. The user can interactively select the paragraph to be spoken, or switch the sound off completely. Relevant graphics, pictures and maps appear on screen as the text progresses.
1998 version of Story of Pakistan CD-ROM was exclusively sponsored by NCR Pakistan Limited by purchasing first 5000 copies
2003 version was subsequently branded by leading brands, which include:
- KFC Pakistan (20,000 CDs)
- British Petroleum Pakistan (500 CDs)
- Hilton Pharma (3,000 CDs)
- Dawn News Paper (1,500 CDs)
- Avicon International (1,500 CDs)
- Crescent Steel & Allied Products (2,000 CDs) etc.
Story of Pakistan web version www.storyofpakistan.com is the winner of the “Best in R&D” national award in 2005 from PASHA & Ministry of IT, Government of Pakistan
Received appreciation letter from President of Pakistan General Pervaiz Musharraf
2003 version was launched with ARY Digital and Express News Paper as Media Partners
The product was retailed all over Pakistan through TCS retail network and also through Cash on Delivery
Leading Websites and Institutions refer SOP:
- Lots of international universities and research institutes
- Daily Telegraph
Referred by Stephen Cohen – Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brooking Institution since 1998, and is an expert on India, Pakistan, and south Asian security issues.
Over 250,000 page views every month on www.storyofpakistan.com
Search Results for “History of Pakistan” on following search engines gives following ranking to www.storyofpakistan.com
- Google: SoP Displayed at #6
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- Cnn.com: SoP Displayed at # 5