Cultural Heritage of Pakistan by Muhammad Saqlain

Culture of Pakistan
Punjabis comprises different tribes, clans and communities. In Punjab these clans have more to do with traditional occupations such as blacksmiths or artisans as opposed to rigid social stratifications.
The “biradari” is an important unit of Punjabi society, and includes people claiming descent from a common ancestor. The biradaris collectively form larger units known as tribes.
Kinship plays a very vital role in the social and cultural life of the people because most of the kin have to perform certain specified and obligatory functions on social occasions.
The joint family system having been in vogue for ages, the entire responsibility for the maintenance of the household and of social relations falls upon the father. No one in the family can question his authority.
Punjabis are well known for their zest for life, liveliness and most importantly the mind blowing dance. They celebrate every occasion with lot of pomp and show. Marriage is celebrated in Punjab with great gusto. Marriage in Punjab means rituals and festivity. Of the various considerations that influence the choice of a bride or bridegroom, caste and clan are the most important. Normally out of the caste marriages are not allowed.

Punjabis are famous for their food and love to eat food

 

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MONUMENTS OF PAKISTAN

Mazar e Quaid
It’s situated in Karachi, Mazar-e-Quaid is the tomb of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. And was Established in 1970, the tomb is an iconic representation of the city of Karachi. Every year, on national holidays, the tomb is visited by famous leaders to pray tribute to Jinnah. There are also prominent leaders, namely Liaqat Ali Khan, Abdur Rab Nishtar, Fatima Jinnah, and Nur-ul-Amin are also buried in the same mausoleum.

Minar-e- Pakistan

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The Minar was completed during a span of eight years from 1960 to 1968. The monument is located on the same grounds where the famous Lahore Resolution was passed in 1940. The Resolution demanded separate states for the Muslims and Hindus, thus fusing the creation of Pakistan with the minaret. Such has been its importance that when Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee came to Pakistan, he visited the tower which washed away any misconception of India’s reluctance in accepting Pakistan as a state.

Pakistan Monument
Completed in three years from 2004 to 2007, the Pakistan Monument is a symbolic representation of the four provinces of the country. Situated in Islamabad at a public park, the Monument attracts visitors who are amazed at its architectural brilliance. The interior of its huge petals is decorated with beautiful Islamic murals

Lahore Fort

As the name suggests, this fort is situated in the city of Lahore – in fact, it is one of the prized buildings of the walled-city of Lahore. Although the origins of the fort are older, the present structure is said to have been built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The Fort itself acted as a geo-strategic site that met Kashmir, the Afghan areas, and Multan. Decorated with Mughal architecture, the Fort complex includes such architectural marvels as Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and Badshahi Mosque.

Shalimar Bagh

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It is one of the most beautiful sites in Pakistan. Its gardens and refreshing fountains attract a large number of visitors. The site consists of three levels of garden terraces which were watered by a canal; which also waters the exquisite marble terrace. It has a total of 410 fountains at all levels and a large variety of fruit trees.

Quaid’s Residency
Situated in Ziarat, a hill station in Balochistan province, the Residency was where Pakistan’s founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last days of his life. The ailing Jinnah was recommended a rest and Ziarat was the best choice for its fragrance and fresh mountain air. There, the Residency, a wooden structure, provided the founder with the perfect retreat.

We can brand Pakistan by sticking to our culture and promoting it to show a positve side of Pakistan to the World

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