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Enlightened Moderation

Enlightened moderation is a term coined by the former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. It refers to the approach which, in his opinion, should be adopted to while practicing the religion Islam. He believed that Islam needs to be practiced in moderation as opposed to the fundamentalist version of the ... Read More »

Lahore (Down Town)

The geographical area of Lahore that will be discussed in this assignment with respect to its cultural auspices is primarily considered to be the down town of Lahore. It comprises of places like Mazang, Ichra, Rehman Pura, Old Muslim Town, Samanabad and Chuburji. Primarily the people of this particular part ... Read More »

Lalamusa

Situated 145km from Islamabad, Lalamusa is a small city of district Gujrat. The name of the town is based on a name of person “Musa” and the word “Lala” is of Punjabi origin meaning brother thus called Lalamusa (Brother Musa). The city before 1880 was called Lalamusa, but now it ... Read More »

Multan

When someone asks you about your culture majority of us defines it in Pakistan’s term “in my country we have diversified various cultures” i.e. Punjabi, Baloch, Pashtuns, Sindhi, Urdu speaking and Haryanvi but is this all we have to say?  Yes no doubt that it is a country with multi-cultural ... Read More »

Multan

Multan is Pakistan’s third largest city by area and it is fifth largest by population. The city is located on the banks of the Chenab River in the geographic center of the country. Multan is known as the City of Sufis because of the large number of shrines and Sufi saints from the city. The city ... Read More »

Murree Hills

Murree the most popular hill station and summer resort in the country, is a tehsil of district Rawalpindi. It is been visited by tourists all around the year either to enjoy the cool summers or the snowy winters. Besides scenic beauty, pleasant weather, mesmerizing greenery, and wild life, one of ... Read More »

Murree

Pakistan’s most popular hill station is Murree which lies 50 kilometers northeast of Pakistani capital Islamabad. It is mountainous area, forming part of outer Himalayas and it is located at a comfortable altitude of 7500 feet (2286 meters) in the Himalayan foothills at 33 54′ 30″ north latitude and 73 26 east longitude.  This area contains ... Read More »

Potohar Plateau

Potohar plateau is located in the north of Punjab and west of Azad Kashmir i.e. north-eastern parts of Pakistan. It has a distinct language and culture. Attock District, Jhelum District, Chakwal District and Rawalpindi District constitute the Potohar Plateau. Cities such as Gujar Khan, Rawat, Attock, Mandra etc. also lie ... Read More »

Punjabi Culture

Punjab (the land of five rivers) is the biggest land area of Pakistan and is popularly known for its culture. It shares most of its cultural and carnival values with Indian culture. According to population, 56% of the total population of the country is situated in Punjab Province. It has ... Read More »

Rahim Yar khan

Rahim Yar Khan is a city in Province Punjab, Pakistan. This city is named after one of the relatives of Nawab of Bahawalpur. Its earlier name was “Naushehra” Rahim Yar Khan District has a population of 4.4 million. This is one of the top districts of Pakistan in Agricultural produce and number one district ... Read More »

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