Culture Of Pakistan

Art & Culture



Pakistan has every reason to be proud of the thousands of years old and rich tradition of its arts and crafts. In the post-independence period, the successive governments have been providing substantial state help and initiative for the uplift of arts and crafts in the country. A wider recognition of the accomplishments of crafts-people has been facilitated by the activities of the National Crafts Council and promotional plans of organizations such as the Export Promotion Bureau and Small Industries Corporations. Pakistani craftsmen are well reputed in producing quality products in clay, stone, fabrics, carpets, wood, metal, jewelry and leather. 

Pakistan has been the cradle of a civilization that dates back more than five millennium. Over the centuries, through successive waves of migrations from the north-west, as well as by internal migrations across the subcontinent, Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, and Mughals came and settled in this region. However, it was Islam and Islamic traditions that finally took roots and formed the mainspring of Pakistan's cultural heritage. 

Muslims from the earliest days, built cities, forts, palaces, mosques, madrassas (religious schools), tombs and mausoleums which are marked by simplicity and grandeur, with open spaces and abundance of light in accordance with the Islamic concept of man's direct and open relationship with the Creator. Pakistan inherits immense treasure of culture, and the government is trying its best to preserve and promote this cultural treasure. There are several government agencies such as Pakistan National Council of Arts, Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage), National Film Development Corporation, Authority for Preservation of Moenjodaro and National Archives of Pakistan, each to perform a given set of functions in this area. 

waqas1992 waqas1992
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4 Responses Feb 14, 2011

great !!

Does pakistan also have the caste system? I'm just curious.

Wonderful and interesting!

I hope the world will come to see the rich culture as <br />
Beautiful again, and not a world threat. HUGS, livingwell

Not everything in Pakistan is bad. And if God wants we will overcome the terrorism. The terror which is mainly due to the policies and double standards of Super power of the world. Our civilians and solders are dying fighting terrorism. We just want is the word of praise and love and not the threats for world. After-all we (Pakistan) are sweeping-out all the mess done by the super powers in 1980 there in Afghanistan.