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  Pakistan Culture, Environment, Getting Around Pakistan.
Though Pakistan is officially 'dry', it does brew its own beer and spirits which can be bought (as well as imported alcohol) from specially designated bars and top-end hotels.
Pakistan's neighbours are an eclectic and ornery bunch: Iran to the south-west; Afghanistan to the west and north; China to the north-east; and India stretching down its eastern side.
The country is composed of towering peaks in the north (including K2, at 8611m/28,245ft the second-highest mountain in the world), dry and scrubby mountains in the west, an inhospitable plateau in the south-west, barren deserts in the south-east and alluvial plains everywhere else.
www.nicepakistan.com /culture.htm   (822 words)

 Pakistan's Jihad Culture
Pakistan now faces a typical principal-agent problem: the interests of Pakistan (the principal) and those of the militant groups (the agent) are not fully aligned.
When Pakistan was formally created in 1947, the rulers of Muslim-majority states that had existed within British India were given the option of joining India or Pakistan.
Pakistan's continued support of religious militant groups suggests that it does not recognize its own susceptibility to the culture of violence it has helped create.
ksghome.harvard.edu /~.jstern.CSIA.KSG/pakistan.htm   (3825 words)

 Culture of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many cultural practices and monuments have been inherited from the rule of many rulers of the region that have added their cultural traditions to the region.
The Tour de Pakistan, modelled on the Tour de France, is an annual cycling competition that covers the length and breadth of Pakistan.
In Pakistan, daughter is supposed get married between the ages 18 to 25, and move in with her husband and his family after marriage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Pakistan   (3029 words)

 An Introduction to Pakistan's Culture
Subcontinent is the name given to the countries of India, Pakistan & Bangladesh with its boundaries marked by Himalayas in north, Indian Ocean in south, Iran in the west and Burma in the east.
This part of the world has got a rich culture, with it's roots in pre-historic times of Mohanjodaro and Harrapa, it is a blend of Muslim and Hindu civilization also influenced by the British Colonial Empire which left this region in 1947 with the formation of Pakistan & India.
This is a land of vast cultures yet its people are bound together by such common elements as patriotism and respect for religion.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/pakistans_culture_retired/33079   (580 words)

 Liberty And Culture: Pakistan's Problem Worsens
In the previous post I discussed Islamist movements indigenous to Pakistan and the India sub-continent – in particular Mawdudi and Deobandi – all strong fundamentalist movements that predate Saudi Arabia’s influence.
Pakistan is corrupt beyond imagination, in a country where one can't get his arse scratched until you pay someone off, Mushy has eased this somewhat and brought a sense of order to the country, or at least more then it had before.
The military is a primary route to power in Pakistan, but traditionally has been rivalled by the political parties.
libertyandculture.blogspot.com /2005/08/pakistans-problem-worsens.html   (660 words)

He also expressed his desire to be remembered as the saviour of Pakistan, as a man who brought back his nation from imminent economic collapse.
Pakistan has been graced with an abundance of resources, but lacks the proper law and order situation to utilise its resources, said the president.
The president said the Supreme Court of Pakistan had given him three years, and it was enough time to resolve all pending issues facing the country.
www.pakistanlink.com /Headlines/Apr06/24/01.htm   (435 words)

 :.:.::: Miss Pakistan World::: CANADA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Kalash people have fascinated us a great deal, and the immense beauty in the Kalash women as well as their simplicity has inspired us to bring up this culture of Pakistan that was never shown before.
This part of Pakistan is a well preserved museum and is 100,000 years of history preserved.
Whether enforced or not, the constant pressure to assimilate with Muslims and Pakistani culture is a pressure constantly on the Kalash people.
www.misspakistanworld.com /featuredculture.html   (880 words)

 Redhotcurry.com - Culture, Pakistan
A Pakistan visa allows you to enter the country up to six months from the date you get it, and stay up to three months from the date you enter.
However, if you arrive in Pakistan as a tourist without a visa you will receive a 30-day landing permit, which can be changed into a three month entry visa at a regional passport offfice in Pakistan.
The pleasures of Pakistan are old: Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples, Islamic palaces, tombs and pleasure grounds, and widely spaced Anglo-Mogul Gothic mansions - some in a state of dereliction which makes their grandeur even more emphatic.
www.redhotcurry.com /culture/pakistan_p2.htm   (1226 words)

 Pakistan Tours, Pakistan Tour, Tours Pakistan, Pakistan Culture Tours, Pakistan Trekking, Trek to Pakistan, Treks ...
When you travel to Pakistan you can enjoy climbing the snowcapped Karakoram ranges on mountaineering tours to Pakistan, ride on horse safari tours in Pakistan, ski down pristine slopes on skiing tours in Pakistan and explore the history and culture of Pakistan on cultural tours to Pakistan.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was founded on 14 August 1947 upon partition from India.
Pakistan shares borders with China and Afghanistan to the north, Iran on the west, while to the south is India and the Arabian Sea.
www.nepalholiday.com /pakistan/pakistan.html   (755 words)

 Pakistan Link - Letter & Opinion
This development is reflected in the name of the event itself: “Changing Perceptions: Pakistan’s Creative Revolution.” The events, which showcased various aspects of the rich Pakistani culture, took place between March 20 and March 28, 2004.
Such initiatives as the screening of “Daira,” a controversial yet cultural film, are necessary for the appreciation of the arts and the culture of Pakistan.
The 2004 Pakistan Day celebrations at the Embassy were an overall accomplishment in comparison to the defunct events held in the past.
pakistanlink.com /Community/2004/April04/23/03.html   (896 words)

 Pakistan Development Gateway
Pakistan Students Association (PakSA):- PakSA, a Rensselaer Student Union funded cultural organization has been presenting and promoting Pakistani culture to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) campus and catering to the needs of students with Pakistani heritage for the last 12 years.
Cities of Pakistan:- Covering most of the latitude and longitude that Pakistan comprises, the site offers narration with visual about different sites in Pakistan with cultural and historical significance.
Pakistan Pictorial Page:- On the main page, linkages are arranged on a horizontal line categorized initially into AUPS Home Page, Musharraf's Island involving search engines, Cool links about Pakistan in different perspectives, Pakistani cities and major information about Pakistan.
www.pdg.org.pk /national/culture1.asp   (1203 words)

 Ehson's My Pakistan Page
Though, Pakistan is a diverse society with different religions and beliefs.
The culture of Pakistan is fundamentally a part universal Islamic civilization.
Arts in Pakistan are today as flourishing as it was some 5000 years ago.
www.angelfire.com /id/Ehson/Mypakistan4.html   (456 words)

 Pakistan Culture, Pakistan State Culture, Pakistani Culture, Pakistan Culture Tourism
There are differences in culture among the different ethnic groups in matters such as dress, food, and religion, especially where indigenous pre-Islamic customs differ from Islamic practices.
These emigrants and their children influence Pakistan culturally and economically, by travelling to Pakistan, and especially by returning or investing there.
Field Hockey is also an important sport in Pakistan, Pakistan having won the gold medal at the Olympics a number of times in the sport.
pakistan.saarctourism.org /pakistan-culture.html   (423 words)

 Pakistan Travel and culture services. Pakistan Tours Trips and hotel reservations.
The company is established in Pakistan and is licensed by the government of Pakistan to handle all kinds of tours, Trekking, Jeep safaris adventure expeditions, Hotel reservations, and car rentals.
Travel advisories about Pakistan are based on the views and interests of the governments hence not actually state the current situation.
In Pakistan you can see the life of remote cultures, the adventure in high mountains of Karakorum Hindukush and Himalayas and Pleasure or shopping in large cities like Karachi Lahore and Islamabad.
www.travel-culture.com   (708 words)

 Pakistan Culture
Pakistan shares influences that have shaped the cultures of South Asia.
On the other hand, the specific regional cultures of Pakistan present a picture of rich diversity.
It is difficult, therefore, to speak of a single Pakistani culture.
www.traveldocs.com /pk/culture.htm   (159 words)

 Pakistan - Country Profile
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.
A third war between these countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan seceding and becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.
Discover Pakistan: Pakistan's main attractions include cultural and archaeological tourism as found in Taxila, Moenjodaro, Harrappa, and early Muslim and Mughal heritage at Multan, Lahore, Thatta, Peshawar and Swat.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/pakistan.htm   (666 words)

 Pakistan Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Few Westerners know much about Pakistan beyond media impressions of Islamic fundamentalism, communal violence and martial law, but it contains some of Asia's most mind-blowing landscapes, extraordinary trekking, a multitude of cultures and a long tradition of hospitality.
Pakistan is the site of some of the earliest human settlements, home to an ancient civilisation rivalling those of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the crucible of two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which have their roots in the subcontinent.
Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province has also been severely affected.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/pakistan   (376 words)

 Karachi Travel & Culture best travel Agent in Pakistan for tours hotels mountains airfares resorts Indus archeology
One of the major tourist attraction is the busses and trucks of Karachi they are seen every where and present a whole art gallery of colors in them.
The national museum of Pakistan is the most prestigious museums in Pakistan housing the artifacts from the old civilizations and the modern Pakistan movements relics.
Indus civilization was probably the most advanced urban culture in the past, From the sites we can see the complete planning of the city, a separate area for Administration/ state, a rich residential area, Industrial area and an area for poor or workers.
tours.hypermart.net /pakistan/karachi.htm   (1069 words)

 Pakistan Facts - Culture Clashes
Explosive growth in Pakistan's madrasa system of religious schools - from 2,000 schools in 1987 to an estimated 13,000 today - is explained in part by the pull of militant Islam, but even more so by the push of a Pakistani public school system frequently described as a catastrophe.
At the nexus of education and corruption stand the "ghost schools." "Ghost schools are those which take resources from the government but which have neither students nor teachers," Hoodbhoy said.
American aid for education is one source of her optimism.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20031026155459279   (567 words)

 Amazon.com: Culture Shock!: Pakistan (Culture Shock! Pakistan): Books: Karin Mittmann,Zafar Ihsan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although its cultural roots date back to the third millenium BC, Pakistan is a young state, formed in 1947 by the division of India.
Having never been to Pakistan myself, I am perhaps not a fair judge of how accurate this book actually is. However, I am familiar with the Pakistani culture and I can comment on the style in which this book was written.
While it is true that Pakistan's Islamic culture does strike Westerners as rather sexist, she lacks the compassion to explain that some of this restriction stems from an ancient desire to protect women and keep them out of harm's way.
www.amazon.com /Culture-Shock-Pakistan/dp/1558680594   (1836 words)

 Pakistan's Jihad Culture - World Affairs Board
Other than her argument that the best way the US can help is to help out Pakistan's secular education system, I'd disagree with her on quite a few things.
But I would appreciate it if you could explain your statement about jihadi culture and Pakistan and what these "islamic tendencies" are and how we may distinguish between them and Jihad culture.
And her suggestion that Pakistan does not recognize these Islamic elements as the enemy to it's future.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=4261   (5342 words)

 Anti Essays : Free Essays on The Culture of Pakistan Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Below is a free essay on "The Culture of Pakistan" from Anti Essays, your source for online free essays, free research papers, and free term papers.
The New York or Californian culture always amazes me although these states are in the United States.
For Pakistan to be my ideal culture, it would have somewhat the same norms but freedom of religion and equality for women.
www.antiessays.com /essay.php?eid=863   (1312 words)

 Pakistan - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Urdu is the only official language of Pakistan.
Many other languages are spoken in Pakistan, including Punjabi, Siraiki, Sindhi, Pashtu, Balochi, Hindko, Brahui, Burushaski, Balti, Khawar, Gujrati and other languages with smaller numbers of speakers.
• Third-party introductions are a necessity in this relationship-driven culture.
www.kwintessential.co.uk /resources/global-etiquette/pakistan.html   (1494 words)

 Travel in Islamabad - Pakistan - Asia - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
The city area is divided into eight zones: administrative, diplomatic, residential, institutional, industrial, commercial, a greenbelt, and a national park that includes an Olympic village and gardens and dairy, poultry, and vegetable farms, as well as such institutions as the Atomic Research Institute and the National Health Centre.
The Lok Virsa (National Instate of Folk and Traditional Heritage) works towards preserving the loving fold and traditional culture of Pakistan.
The entire sector of F-9 is being developed as an attractive urban park which will have a profusion of lakes, rock gardens, aquariums, fountains and a revolving restaurant.
www.asiatravelling.net /pakistan/islamabad/islamabad_culture.htm   (598 words)

 Culture and history travel packages and vacations in Pakistan
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Rich with history, being the cradle of Buddhism, the hub of Ghandara School of sculpture, Swat today is a treasure-torve of arts and crafts.
Beside its scenic beauty, this valley is rich in its cultural heritage.
www.infohub.com /travel_packages/culture_history_pakistan_93.html   (287 words)

 Pakistan News Service - PakTribune
Controversy is a part of culture of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.
KOLKATA: Controversy is a part of culture of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.
This has been a culture in Pakistan for decades.
paktribune.com /news/index.shtml?156855   (738 words)

 Travel in Lahore - Pakistan - Asia - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
ahore is Pakistan's most interesting city, the cultural, intellectual and artistic centre of the nation.
Being the center of cultural and literary activities it may rightly be called the cultural capital of Pakistan.
If you’re in Lahore in late February or early March try to see the National Horse and Cattle Show Pakistan’s version of a rodeo featuring equestrian competitions camel and tent-pegging displays dancers from the provinces and music concerts.
www.asiatravelling.net /pakistan/lahore/lahore_culture.htm   (500 words)

 Gun culture in Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gun culture in Pakistan exists due to N.W.F.P.'s geographical positions.
In N.W.F.P., where the strong and tough Pashtuns reside, carrying a gun or a Klashinkov is a sign of honour and respect.
A gun is also considered to be the jewel of a man in N.W.F.P., thus the social necessity emerging as an intimidating component of provinicial culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gun_culture_in_Pakistan   (261 words)

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