Life & Style

The Art Culture of Pakistan

Culture in Pakistan dates back to more than 5,000 years to the period of the Indus civilization.  Also called the Indus Valley or Harappan civilization, Indus was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent.  The emphasis on the Islamic religion has brought about a strong romantic identification with Islamic culture in Pakistan. Traditionally, literature – most notably poetry – has been one of the richest forms of art

Cuisine in Pakistan

The basis of Pakistani cuisine comes from the spreading of the Islam religion, starting in 700 A.D.  The arrival of Islam within South Asia greatly influenced local cuisine.  Since Muslims (who practice the Islam religion) are forbidden to eat pork or consume alcohol, Pakistanis focus on other areas of food such as chicken, lamb, beef, fish, vegetables, fruit, and dairy. Pakistani cuisine is well-known for its richness and flavor.  Preferences

What to Buy in Pakistan

Pakistan’s rich history traces back to the very beginnings of human life in South Asia. The Indus Valley civilization, among the oldest in the world, makes its home here. The country is a treasure store of handcrafted goods made with care by people who grew up learning their craft. Pakistan’s national currency is the rupee or PKR. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, and 5 rupees. Banknotes are in