2. Defination of Culture
Culture may be defined as behaviour perculiar to human beings,together with
material objects used.Culture consists of
arts,ceremonies and so on.According to Allama Iqbal.
Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people,
defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and
3. Culture of Pakistan
The society and culture of Pakistan comprises numerous ethnic
groups: Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Balochistan.
The origins of the current Pakistani culture can be traced back to
the Indus Valley civilization, which was simultaneous with the
ancient Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations, around 5000 years ago
5. Islamic values and traditions
Pakistani culture is actually a part of the contemporary 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
• Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H, brotherhood
• equality and social justice etc
• Islam is religion of peace and patience.
A number of languages are spoken in Pakistan
7. Mixed culture
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.
Due to regional and climate variations in Pakistan, variety of food is available in
PUNJAB: Paratha, Makkan, Lassi etc.
SINDH: Fish, Sea foods etc.
KPK: Sajji, Balti Meat etc.
Balochistan: Dry fruits, Pulses etc.
9. Variety Of Dresses
Pakistani culture is rich in variety of
The people of Punjab, the Pathans of
NWFP, the Baluchi people and the
Sindhis wear their own distinct dresses.
These dresses are very colourful and
prominent and give attractive look
during national fairs and festivals.
The Handicrafts in Pakistan ae of great value and they are highly appreciated
Both Men and Women participated in their production
• Sports and Surgical goods at Sailkot
• Sheets and Bhera and Multan
• Cutlry of Wazirabad
• Bangles of Hyderabad
Culture which includes religion,literature art,architecture,dresses,music,manners
and customs has its roots in the Islamic culture.
Islam has described the rights and duties of every individual.Even in
drinking,eating and dressing,we have to observe certain rules prescribed by
So it may be said that Pakistani culture represents the true picture of Islamic