Pakistan is an Islamic country in South Asia. Where Muslims, as well as people of other religions, live. Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947. With the struggle and hard work of our great leader Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan is very popular for its minerals. Pakistan is known worldwide for its salt mines known as Khewra Mines in Islamabad. Pakistan ranks fifth in the world in terms of its population. With a population exceeding 225.2 million. The things to know about Pakistan are as follows:
Languages and Accents in Pakistan:
South Asia is a large region with almost 2197 languages spoken. Pakistan is one of the countries where 73 languages are spoken. All the languages are different from each other. The Punjabi language is the widely spoken language in Pakistan. About 37% of people speak Punjabi. Mainly, the village people are used to it. Urdu is the official language of Pakistan. The country also has several regional languages, including Saraiki, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Gujrati, Kashmiri, Hindko, Brahui, Shina, Baltis, Khowar, Dhatki, Haryanvi, Marwari, Wakhi, and Burushaski.
Pakistan has a great culture all over the world. There are over 15 major ethnic groups in Pakistan. These differ in physical features, historical bloodlines, customs, dress, food, and music. Some of these include Punjabis, Sindhis, Baloch, Pashtuns, Kashmiris, Hazaras, Makranis, and Baltis, coming from regions as close to home, like the Indus Valley, or as far as Africa or Tibet.
Provinces of Pakistan:
Pakistan has a total of four provinces. All Provinces have their beauty and importance. These provinces are as follows:
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
It has a population of about 110,000,000 as of 2021. The total area of Punjab is 205,344 Km Sq. Punjab is the most industrialized Province, with the industrial sector making up 24% of the Province’s gross domestic product. It is also popular because of its Sufism. People of Punjab are very social and open-hearted. They celebrate their happiness with great fanfare. They stand with others in their joys and their sorrows, pains, and every affliction. There is a famous Sangeet Dhol that attracts people. Mostly shalwar kameez is worn. Open spear throwing is a popular game in Punjab.
It has a population of about 47,886,051, and the area of Sindh is 140,914Km Sq. Located in the southeastern parts of the country. Karachi is the capital of Sindh. The indigenous languages in Sindh are Sindhi, Seraiki, and Balochi. Some beautiful places to visit in Sindh:
- Dolmen Mall Clifton
- PAF Museum
- Zainab Market
- Quaid-e-Azam House Museum
- Guddu Barrage
Malakhiro is among the most popular sports in Sindh. Other games include Kodi Kodi, Wanjh Wati, Thipai Rand, Beelarhoo, Biloor and Noting, soccer, and cricket. Graceful, with a beautiful, slow gait and gentle, they are keen on the Gandharvas art (i.e., dance, music, and songs) and full of affection for the country.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, often abbreviated as KP or KPK and formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province and located along the international border with Afghanistan, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s population is 35,525,047, and the total area of Sindh is 101,741Km Sq. The most widely spoken language is Pashto, native to 80% of the population. Some beautiful places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are as follows:
- MAKRA PEAK
- LAKE SAIF UL MALOOK
The traditional dress of Peshawar and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the Khalqa (gown) which opens at the front of a shirt, and Peshawari shalwar that is very loose down to the ankles.
In terms of land area, Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan. Forming the southwestern region of the country, but is least populated. Quetta is a capital of Balochistan. Which has a population of 12,344,408, and the total area of Balochistan is 347,190Km Sq. Hazari –is an eastern variety of Persian, language is most commonly speaks by Hazara people in Balochistan. Balochi dress is called Phashik in the Balochi dialect. The top attractions to visit in Balochistan Province are:
- Millennium Mall
- Hanna Lake
- Hingol National Park
- Hazarganji Chiltan National Park
- Sapat Beach
In regional dress, the Baloch wear thick fabric shalwar kameez with very wide shalwars to protect themselves from the dry Sulaiman Range and the hot winds of the Kharan Desert. They wear a long-sleeved Balochi turban, often white, to protect their heads from the sun’s rays.