Pakistan has a very diverse range of cultures. It has an amalgamation of the pre-partition era with the western touch in modern times. A very same country where there is extreme polarization when it comes to culturally adaptive. There are undertones of Arabian, Mongolian, Indian, Persian, English culture still found in today’s Pakistan. While religion plays a very fundamental role in stemming the values and traditions; there is a whole liberal side of values being practiced by many people in a very ‘secular’ manner.
Pakistan has Urdu as its national language it is sophisticated in its delivery and romantic in its dialect. This itself has been adapted from a lot of other languages and is very popular amongst people. The culture that is widely seen is divided into 4 different provinces where each of it is rich in its own traditions, cultures, mores, and folkways. Be it dresses or food, every aspect of Pakistani society is filled with cultural significance.
A Sindhi Ajrak is prominent amongst Sindhis but is also seen in parts of Punjab. The food versions also travel as such from province to province. The greatest example being Karachi’s biryani and Lahore’s Pulao.
The Balochis have their own sense of ruggedness in them. They are strongly inclined to their traditional ways where their men will be seen donning guns and wearing Balochi attires as a norm while the women are mostly irresponsible for houses and are very talented in their handicrafts and other skills.
Similarly, Pashtoon culture is also very widely followed amongst the people residing in Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa. From only preferring to speak their native language Pashtu, they also have a variety of cuisines that they take pride in.
Pakistan’s culture can never be unfolded in a single article since it has so many layers and colors in it and this is the beauty of the country which has so much to be explored and learn about that one can never get bored of it.