Pakistan; a country with rich history and colorful culture, is spread along either side of the River Indus, making its way from the mountain valleys of the Himalayas and moving down to the Arabian Sea. It is known for its stunning landscapes, customs and traditions. Geographically, the 796,095 square kilometers area of Pakistan can be divided into four regions. On the north are the mountains which include the second-highest mountain in the world known as K2. In the east are fertile lands along the Rivers, barren deserts in the south-west with stony plateaus in the west and then finally there is Arabian Sea in the south
Pakistan comprises of four provinces namely: Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and N.W.F.P. (North West Frontier Province).and federally administered tribal area Each province has its own unique way of life. Urdu is the National language, but Punjabi, Baluchi, Sindhi and Pashtu are the regional dialects.
The people of Pakistan are known for their hospitable nature. Life in the cities is fast and advanced as compared to the life in a town or a village. Islamabad is the capital, whereas Karachi is the cosmopolitan city in Pakistan and Lahore a museum of an enriching culture and lifestyle.
Pakistanis love food, especially spicy food, therefore restaurants and cafes are found in abundance. No ceremony or gathering is complete without a heavy meal and desserts in the end.
Like the culture a Pakistani wedding is also full of color and pleasure. It is a display of beautiful clothes, expensive embroidery, heavy jewellery, songs, dance, and not to forget the henna filled hands of the girls and bride.
Besides the Islamic art and architecture, one of the most prominent and unique feature of art is found on roads in Pakistan. The vibrant and colorful busses and trucks, loaded with artistic drawings and poetry, are a pleasure to see
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