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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

History of Squash in Pakistan

While hockey is the national sport of Pakistan, squash is the sport which makes the country famous.  For the better part of five decades, Pakistan has completely dominated squash like no other place in the world.  Between 1950 and 1997, Pakistan won more than 30 British Open titles, 14 World Open titles, and many PSA professional titles. During the reign of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan in the 80s and

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

Tourism in Pakistan

In recent years, tourism in Pakistan has become increasingly popular.  Thanks to its diverse cultures, beautiful landscape, and interesting attractions, Pakistan draws more people than ever.  In 2007, the Prime Minister launched the “Visit Pakistan” marketing campaign to promote the country’s unique cultural heritage.  The campaign organized various events throughout the year, including fairs, religious festivals, regional sporting events, and the opening of several museums.   In 2009, The World Economic

Pakistan’s Geography, Climate, and Environment

Pakistan is the 36th largest nation by total area. It has a 1,046km (650mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Pakistan is bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, India, and China. Pakistan is also very close to Tajikistan, separated by the Wakhan Corridor. Pakistan is strategically located between the regions of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. This prime location – combined with varied natural resources,