Aftab Chengezi the sculpture artist’s tremendous talent is on display at the museum. Located in Shakarparian next to the Islamabad Monument is the Islamabad Wax Museum. The wax sculptures there take us on a historical journey back in time, starting in 1300’s. It is utterly astounding at how lifelike they are, comparable to Madam Tuso’s wax museum in London.
Talk a walk through history and come face to face with some of the greatest men that in South Asia.
1. Amir Taimur
Sculpted in wax stands one of the greatest conquerors of South Asia, second only to Alexander the Great. A who ruler who had a vast empire, from Transoxiana (part of Turkistan), Afghanistan, Persia, Syria, Kurdistan. He conquered everything to Delhi all in the 1300’s.
2. The Mughal Era
See the magnificence of the Mughal period up close. The beautiful clothing they wore and the artistic architecture. Witness a small piece of how the royalty of South Asia lived.
3. The First War of Independence
You’ve read the history now see it come alive through the creations of a talented sculpture artist.
4. Alama Iqbal
No words can describe this man and what he did and does for Pakistan. His words live on in our national anthem and as a reminder, of why Pakistan came into being.
The man who put Pakistan on the map the Great Muhammad Ali Jinnah, better known as the Quaid-e-Azam. A dynamic leader that achieved what no other had, he helped to create a country based on religion. To stand before him is be in awe.
6. Quaid-e-Azam and Gandhi
Two men who changed the face of the planet enough said.
7. Lord Mountbatten – The Round Table Meetings
Where the fight for Pakistan continued, with Nehru, Quaid-e-Azam and Lord Mountbatten The round-table meetings, if only these statues could speak and tell us what happened there.
8. Fatima Jinnah and Quaid-e-Azam
Two individuals that gave everything up to see Pakistan created.
9. Migration of 1947
What people walked away with to come to their new home. What they left behind and no idea of how things would turn out.
10. Quaid-e-Azam at the 1st Assembly
Pakistan’s history in the making.
11. Liaquat Ali
The first Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Take a trip to the Islamabad Wax Museum and see for yourself the history that makes us who we are.