Pakistan has never been short of culture. Four provinces all have distant culture. Pakistan comprises numerous diverse cultures and ethnic groups from the Punjabis and Sindhis in the east to the tribal cultures of the Baloch and Pashtun in the west.
Pakistan has been a major hub of culture and the home of ancient civilizations, such as the Indus Valley Civilization – one of the first ‘settled’ peoples. Pakistan culture can be called as “Mixed Culture”. Although the majority of people in Pakistan are Muslims by birth and faith, there is a strong influence of Hindu culture on the present Pakistan culture. The shadows of this influence are quite visible on the marriage ceremonies and festivals like “Basant”.
Old people, women, guests are given positions of prestige, honor and respect in Pakistan culture. Social customs and traditions reflect Islamic touch: people are very much conscious about their social traditions and feel pride in following them.
Fashion Pakistan has played an important rule in promoting culture of Pakistan. Designers take great pride in reflecting their local culture in everything they make.
Westernization and modernization in no way mean we lose our culture on this road of progressive Pakistan. Our culture identifies us as Pakistanis and is source of great pride no doubt!