The Society has decided to establish a ‘Jinnah Resource Centre’ as a database on the life, work and achievements of ‘Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’ for reference purposes as well as a hosting of M. A. Jinnah/ Jinnah Society website for information and reference on all related matters.
The establishment of a ‘Jinnah Resource Centre’ envisages a space where information on the life and work of Mohammad Ali Jinnah would be easily accessible to the general public. At present no such space exists and material on Jinnah is scattered and not always easy to access. Users of the Resource Centre could be quite diverse, the most obvious being students, academics, researchers, media personnel (television, newspapers and radio–and with the current proliferation of the electronic media the Resource Centre would be a useful source of information. The Centre could have an archive with films and copies, manuscripts, speeches etc. The information could be available in digital format as well as hard copy with both rare and recent publications available for research/ borrowing. Information on catalougued material could be made available online on the Jinnah Society web page and an e-mail service could be set up to answer queries relating to the Centre and specific information requirements.
In addition to the Public Library and audio visual project at Quaid-e-Azam House Museum and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Girls School, future activities of the Society include the setting up of a scheme pursuant to which a Trust will be established which will finance the studies of Jinnah Scholars at Oxford University on the pattern of Rhodes Scholars and other Scholarships established in memory of leaders of several countries. This project has not yet been launched but the Society hopes that support will be extended by financial institutions and citizens to set-up a “Jinnah Scholarship Trust” for postgraduate studies at Oxford University. The Jinnah Society also proposes to hold seminars, talk shows and bring out books and publications on Mr. Jinnah and Pakistan with a view to building up positive public opinion to project a correct image of Pakistan and also propagate the ideals, principles and vision of Mr. Jinnah as a nation building exercise.
The Jinnah Society also proposes to establish a fund the proceeds of which would be used for the following: