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culture and cultural element of a Pakistani community

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culture and cultural element of a Pakistani community

  1. 1.  According to E.B. Taylor, "Culture is a complex whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, art, morals, customs and all other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of a society“  Every great nation enjoys its own culture. Similarly, Pakistani culture is very distinct due to its Islamic nature and rich historical background
  2. 2. Pakistani culture has the following characteristics:-  Islamic values and traditions.  Languages  Mixed culture.  Food  Variety of Dresses  Handicrafts  Conclusion
  3. 3.  Pakistani culture is actually a part of the modern Islamic civilization which draws its value and traditions from Islam and rich Islamic history.  Majority of population comprises of Muslims and follows teachings of Islam, i-e.,  Belief in one Allah,  Prophet hood of Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H,  Brotherhood,  Equality and social justice etc.  Islam is religion of peace and patience.
  4. 4.  A number of languages are spoken in Pakistan  National language:-Urdu Regional languages:- • Punjabi • Sindhi • Pashto • Balochi.
  5. 5.  People entered the Indus Valley from Iran, Turkey, Arabia, Central Asia, Iraq etc. adopted the sea route to reach the soil of Sub –Continent.  They bought their traditions, customs, festivals and way of life. The local culture mixed with the culture of new arrivals created a multicolored culture on the soil of present day Pakistan.
  6. 6.  Due to regional and climate variations in Pakistan, variety of food is available in Pakistan  PUNJAB: Paratha, Makkan, Lassi etc.  SINDH: Fish, Sea foods etc.  KPK: Sajji, Balti Meat etc.  Baluchistan: Dry fruits, Pulses etc.
  7. 7.  Pakistani culture is rich in the literatures of:  Urdu,  Punjabi,  Sindhi,  Pashtu,  Baruhi,  Baluchi and Kashmiri languages.
  8. 8.  Pakistani culture is rich in variety of Dresses.  These dresses are very colorful and prominent and give attractive look during national fairs and festivals.
  9. 9.  The culture of Pakistan has great tradition of Fairs and festivals.  These fairs are held in all parts of the country.  On these occasions, fairs are also held in which people take part in great numbers.  Out of these the Horse and Cattle shows of Lahore, Mianwali and Sibi are famous whereas the Polo festival of Gilgit is prominent at national and international level.  Moreover annual urs of Hazrat Daata Ganj Bakhsh, Madhu Lal Hussain,Baba Bulhay Shah, Baba Farid Gunj Shakar, Baba Gulu Shah, Pir Jamaat Ali Shah, Abdul Latif Bhitaii, Hazrat Noshah Ganj Bakhsh, Bari Imam, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, and Bahauddin Zakriya are celebrated with great fervor.
  10. 10.  Pakistani people are great lovers of sports and games. Modern games like hockey, cricket, football, badminton, squash, table tennis and lawn tennis are played throughout the country In addition wrestling, boxing, and athletics are also very popular among masses  Pakistan has produced great sportsmen in the past. These include Bholu in Wrestling, Hanif, Miandad, Imran, Wasim Akram, and Inzamam in cricket, Shehnaz sheikh, Islahuddin, KHalid mahmood, Akhtar Rasool, and Munir Dar in hockey and Jahangir, Jansher in squash.
  11. 11.  The Handicrafts in Pakistan ae of great value and they are highly appreciated  Both Men and Women participated in their production  Some are:  Sports and Surgical goods at Sialkot  Sheets and Bhera and Multan  Cutlery of Naziabad  Bangles of Hyderabad
  12. 12.  Muslim religious festivals are celebrated according to Islamic Calendar (Lunar Calendar) and may occur some 10 days earlier each successive solar year. Following are some of the main religious festivals celebrated in Pakistan:  Shab-e-Barat  Shab-e-Qadar  Shab-e-Miraj  Eid-ul-Fitr  Eid-ul-Adha  Milad-un-Nabi  Youm-e-Ashura  Ramadan
  13. 13.  Some national events are also observed and celebrated around the country on various days of national importance such as:  Independence Day  Pakistan Day  Defense Day  Air Force Day  Iqbal Day  Quaid-e-Azam Day
  14. 14.  Islam has described the rights and duties of every individual. Even in drinking, eating and dressing, we have to observe certain rules prescribed by Islam.  So it may be said that Pakistani culture represents the true picture of Islamic culture
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