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    Welcome To Pakistan :PakistanFlag:
    From the mighty stretches of the Karakorams in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land of high adventure and nature. Trekking, mountaineering, white water rafting, wild boar hunting, mountain and desert jeep safaris, camel and yak safaris, trout fishing and bird watching, are a few activities, which entice the adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan.

    :: Pakistan - The Land of Adventure and Nature
    From the mighty stretches of the Karakorams in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land of high adventure and nature. Trekking, mountaineering, white water rafting, wild boar hunting, mountain and desert jeep safaris, camel and yak safaris, trout fishing and bird watching, are a few activities, which entice the adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan.

    Pakistan is endowed with a rich and varied flora and fauna. High Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindukush ranges with their alpine meadows and permanent snow line, coniferous forests down the sub-mountain scrub, the vast Indus plain merging into the great desert, the coast line and wetlands, all offer a remarkably rich variety of vegetation and associated wildlife including avifauna, both endemic and migratory. Ten of 18 mammalian orders are represented in Pakistan with species ranging from the world's smallest surviving mammals, the Mediterranean Pigmy Shrew, to the largest mammal ever known; the blue whale.

    :: Diverse Culture and Ancient Civilizations
    Situated in the heart of the South Asian sub-continent, it is a country with its own fascinating history and cultural heritage. Pakistan was the site for one of the world's earliest human settlements, the great prehistoric Indus Valley Civilization, the crucible of ancient empires, religions and cultures. Pakistan traces its history back to 2,500 years B.C. when a highly developed civilization flourished in the Indus Valley. Excavations at Harappa, Moenjodaro, Kot Diji and Mehr Garh have brought to light, the evidence of an advanced civilization existing even in more ancient times.

    :: Landscape, Location and Geography
    The landscape of Pakistan ranges from lofty mountains in the north, the Karakoram and the Himalayas, through dissected plateaus to the rich alluvial plains of the Punjab. Then follows desolate barrenness of Balochistan and the hot dry deserts of Sindh blending into miles and miles of golden beaches of Mekran coast.

    Pakistan is situated between latitude 24 and 37 degrees North and longitude 62 and 75 degrees East. The country borders Iran on the West, India on the East, Afghanistan in the North-West, China in the North and the Arabian Sea in the South. The great mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindukush form Pakistan's northern highlands of North West Frontier Province and the Northern Area; Punjab province is a flat, alluvial plain with five major rivers dominating the upper region eventually joining the Indus River flowing south to the Arabian Sea; Sindh is bounded on the east by the Thar Desert and the Rann of Kutch and on the west by the Kirthar range; the Balochistan Plateau is an arid tableland, encircled by dry mountains. Its total area is 803,940 Sq.Km and total land area is 778,720 Sq.Km. (including FATA and FANA).

    :: Unique Mountains, Valleys and Glaciers
    Northern areas of Pakistan, spread over 72,496 sq.Km. are fascinating as its southern region. Amidst towering snow-clad peaks with heights varying from 1000 m to over 8000 meter, the valleys of Gilgit, Hunza and Skardu recall Shangri-La. The cultural patterns in this region are as interesting as its topography. The people with typical costumes, folk dances, music and sports like polo and buzkashi provide the traveler an unforgettable experience. Nowhere in the world there is such a great concentration of high mountains, peaks, glaciers and passes except Pakistan. Of the 14 over 8000 peaks on earth, 4 occupy an amphitheater at the head of Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram range. These are: K-2 (8611 m, world second highest), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum I (8068m) and Gasherbrum II (8035m). There is yet another which is equally great, that is, Nanga Parbat (8126m) at the western most end of the Himalayas. In addition to that, there are 68 peaks over 7000 m and hundreds which are over 6000 m. The Northern Pakistan has some of the longest glaciers outside Polar region; Siachen (72 km), Hispar (61 km.), Biafo (60 km.), Baltoro (60 km.), Batura (64 km.), Yenguta (35 km.), Chiantar (34 km.), Trich (29 km.) and Atrak (28 km.). The lower Himalayan valleys of Swat, Kaghan and Chitral in the Hindukush range equally share the beauty and diverse culture of the Northern Pakistan.
    :: Indus Valley Civilization:
    The Indus Valley Civilization was at its peak from the 3rd till the middle of the 2nd millennium BC Discovered in 1922, Moenjodaro was once a metropolis of great importance, forming part of the Indus Valley Civilization together with Harrappa (discovered in 1923), Kot Diji and recently discovered in Mehr Garh (Balochistan). Moenjodaro is considered as one of the most spectacular ancient cities of the world. It had mud and baked bricks' buildings, an elaborate covered drainage system, a large state granary, a spacious pillared hall, a College of Priests, a palace and a citadel. Harrappa, another major city of the Indus Valley Civilization, was surrounded by a massive brick wall fortification. Other features and plan of the city were similar to that of Moenjodaro. The Kot Diji culture is marked by well-made pottery and houses built of mud-bricks on stone foundations.

    :: Gandhara Heritage
    Gandhara remains had once been the hallowed center of Buddhism, the cradle of the world famous Gandhara sculpture, culture and learning. The archaeological remains found in Taxila, Peshawar, Charsadda, Takht Bhai, Swat Valley, and rock carving &* inscriptions along the ancient Silk Route (Karakoram Highway) has well recorded the history of Gandhara. Lying in Haro River valley,. Taxila, the main center of Gandhara, is over 3,000 years old as it had attracted the attention of the great conqueror, Alexander in 327 BC, when it was a province of the powerful Achaemenian Empire. It later came under the Maurian dynasty and reached a remarkable matured level of development under the great Ashoka. Then appeared the Indo-Greek descendants of Alexander's warriors and finally came the most creative period of Gandhara. The Kushan dynasty was established in about 50 A.D. during the next 20 years, Taxila, Peshawar and Swat became a renowned center of learning, philosophy, art and trade. Pilgrims and travelers were attracted to Gandhara from as far as China and Greece. In 5th century AD, the White Huns snuffed out the last of the successive civilizations that held unbroken sway in this region for several centuries.

    :: Mughal And Early Muslim Heritage
    Pakistan is a treasure-house of Muslim architecture. Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan is situated along the bank of Ravi River. The city has witnessed rise and fall of many dynasties like Gaznavis (1021-1186), Ghoris (1186-1202) and Slaves (1206-1524) before arrival of the Mughals. The city was conquered by Babur of Ferghana (now in Uzbekistan), the founder of the Mughal dynasty (1524-1764). All the important monuments like the Royal Fort, Badshahi Mosque. Wazir Khan's Mosque, Tombs of Jehangir, Asaf Khan, Noor Jehan, Anarkali, the Shalimar Gardens and Hiran Minar etc., were constructed during this period. On the other hand, the shrines, mosques and forts located in and around Multan and Bahawalpur are master pieces of Muslim architecture. Some important buildings are; Forts at Multan and Derawar (Bahawalpur), shrines of Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria, Shah Rukan-e-Alam, Hazrat Shams Tabrezi at Multan and Tomb of Bib Jiwandi at Uchh Sharif near Bahawalpur.

    :: The Silk Route
    For centuries, it remained the main trading route between the South Asia and the Central Asia. After the completion of the Karakoram Highway (KKH) in 1978 along the same route, joining Pakistan with Chinese Muslim autonomous region of Xinjiang, the ancient trade link has been revived. The KKH has provided a great opportunity for international travellers to explore the un-spoilt natural beauty, unique culture and ancient traditions of Northern Pakistan together with other Silk Road countries like China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

    :: Valleys of the Himalaya and the Hindukush
    The Murree Hills and the Gallies, 55 km from Islamabad, at an altitude of 2,286 m are the most popular summer resorts in Pakistan. With a perfect Himalayan atmosphere and equipped with all modern facilities like good communication network, resort hotels, golf course and chair-lift/cable cars, Murree and Gallies are a wonderful retreat from the hot weather of the plains in summer. A holiday in Kaghan Valley, the Himalayan hide-away in the North West Frontier Province,(NWFP) is an un-forgettable experience. Its peaks, dales, lakes, water-falls, streams and glaciers are still in an unbelievable pristine state. The valley extends for 155 km rising from an elevation of 2,134 m to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 4,173 m.

    The lush green valley of Swat, has a rich historical past. This is “Udyana” (the garden) of ancient Hindu epics; the land of enthralling beauty, where Alexander of Mecedonia fought and won some of his major battles. This is the “valley of the hanging chairs” as described by famous Chinese pilgrims, Fa-Hien and Hsuan Tsang in the 5th and 7th centuries.
    Azad Kashmir rivals the Kaghan and Swat valleys in natural beauty. It extends from the plains of Mirpur at the northern edges of the Punjab through the outlyng foothills of the Haimalayas, to the mountains in the north at 6,000 meters above sea level. It is blessed with three major rivers, the Jehlum, the Neelum and the Poonch. Chitral valley is like a crown on the Hindukush mountains with its high peaks, green pastures and unique culture, Chitral has attracted mountaineers, trekkers, naturalists and anthropologists alike. One of the major attractions of Chitral are the Kalash valleys - the home of the Kalash “wearers of the black robes”, a primitive pagan tribe.

    :: FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS
    Pakistan’s calendar features a great many Muslim religious festivals. Others are in memory of National Heroes or to commemorate political events in the nation’s recent history. Muslim festivals are celebrated according to Muslim (Lunar) Calendar and may occur some 10 days earlier each successive Christian Year. There are several folk festivals held regularly in every part of the country.

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    :: Shandur Polo Festival (7-9 July)
    A regular traditional polo tournament is held every year on the highest polo ground of the world. The Shandur Pass (Chitral district), with allied activites including folk music, folk dances and other competitions.

    :: Independence Day (August 14) *
    Celebration of 57th Year of Independence from British Rule

    :: Death Anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam (September 11) *
    Death Anniversary of the Founder of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    :: Christmas / Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam *
    The Birth day of the Holy Prophet "Christ" and as a national day for Pakistanis due to Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    ::Defence Day of Pakistan 6 September
    This day marks the sacrifices of the brave jawans they made for Pakistan when the enemy attacked Pakistan at night without any daclarion of War on 6 september 1965 Pak amred forces defeneded every inch of the motherland and repulsed every attack and soon the fighting was fought within the enemy area . This day urges us to remember the martayers of armed forces who laid their life for Pakistan

    ** Subject to appearnce of the moon
    * Holiday

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    :: Pakistan as a Tourist Destination
    Pakistan is a special interest destination. Its main attractions include adventure tourism in the Northern Areas, cultural and archaeological tourism in Taxila, Moenjodaro, Harrappa, and early Muslim and Mughal heritage in Multan, Lahore, Thatta, Peshawar, Swat. Besides this, birds watching Jeep safaris, desert safaris, trekking and mountaineering are readily available tourist specialized products.

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    Profile of Pakistan


    Introducing Pakistan

    Pakistan displays some of Asia’s most magnificent landscapes as it stretches from the Arabian Sea, its southern border, to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges in the north. Pakistan is also home to sites that date back to word’s earliest settlements rivaling those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

    Location

    Located in South Asia, Pakistan shares an eastern border with India and a north-eastern border with China. Iran makes up the country’s south-west border, and Afghanistan runes along its western and northern edge. The Arabian Sea is Pakistan’s southern boundary with 1,064 km of coastline.

    The country has a total area of 796,095 sq km(excluding kashmir) and is nearly four times the size of the United Kingdom. From Gwadar Bay in it’s south-eastern corner, the country extends more than 1,800 km to the Khunjerab Pass on China’s border.
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    :) And lets not forget the spicy food of Pakistan which it is also famous 4 wat all of u think :)
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    Official Name Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
    National Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)
    Head of the State General Pervez Musharraf, President
    Head of Government Shaukat Aziz , Prime Minister
    Capital Islamabad

    Area

    Total 796,095 Sq. km.
    Punjab 205,344 Sq. km.
    Sindh 140,914 Sq. km.
    North West Frontier Province 74,521 Sq. km.
    Balochistan 347,190 Sq. km.
    Federally Administered Tribal Areas 27,220 Sq. km.
    Islamabad (Capital) 906 Sq. km.

    Population 149.03 million
    Administrative Setup Pakistan is divided into four provinces viz., North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. The tribal belt adjoining NWFP is managed by the Federal Government and is named FATA i.e., Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have their own respective political and administrative machinery, yet certain of their subjects are taken care of by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. Provinces of Pakistan are further divided into Divisions and Districts

    Administrative Setup
    Divisions Districts
    NWFP 7 24
    Punjab 8 34
    Sindh 5 21
    Balochistan 6 22

    While FATA consist of 13 Areas/Agencies and Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have 7 and 5 Districts respectively.

    Religion 95% Muslims, 5% others.
    Annual Per capita income Rs. 28,933 (US $ 492 approximately)
    GDP 5.1%
    Currency Pak. Rupee.
    Imports Industrial equipment, chemicals, vehicles, steel, iron ore, petroleum, edible oil, pulses, tea.
    Exports Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items carpets, sports goods, handi-crafts, fish and fish prep. and fruit
    Languages Urdu (National) and English (Official)
    Literacy rate 51.6% :PakistanFlag:
    Government Parliamentary form

    Parliament

    Parliament consists of two Houses i.e., the Senate (Upper House) and the National Assembly (Lower House).

    The Senate is a permanent legislative body and symbolises a process of continuity in the national affairs. It consists of 100 members. The four Provincial Assemblies, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Federal Capital form its electoral college.

    The National Assembly has a total membership of 342 elected through adult suffrage (272 general seats, 60 women seats and 10 non-Muslim seats).

    Pakistan National
    Flag Dark green with a white vertical bar, a white crescent and a five-pointed star in the middle. The Flag symbolises Pakistan's profound commitment to Islam, the Islamic world and the rights of religious miniorities.

    National Anthem
    Approved in June, 1954
    Verses Composed by: Abdul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
    Tune Composed by: Ahmed G. Chagla
    Duration: 80 seconds

    State Emblem
    The State Emblem consists of:
    1. The crescent and star which are symbols of Islam
    2. The shield in the centre shows four major crops
    3. Wreath surrounding the shield represents cultural heritage and
    4. Scroll contains Quaid's motto: Unity Faith, Discipline

    Pakistan's Official Map Drawn by Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy (1920-1999)

    National Flower Jasmine.
    National Tree Deodar (Cedrus Deodara).
    National Animal Markhor.
    National Bird Chakor (Red-legged partridge)

    Flora Pine, Oak, Poplar, Deodar, Maple, Mulberry

    Fauna The Pheasant, Leopard, Deer, Ibex, Chinkara, Black buck, Neelgai, Markhor, Marco-Polo sheep, Green turtles, River & Sea fish, Crocodile, Waterfowls

    Popular games Cricket, Hockey, Football, Squash.

    Tourist's resorts Murree, Quetta, Hunza, Ziarat, Swat, Kaghan, Chitral and Gilgit

    Archaeological sites
    Moenjo Daro, Harappa, Taxila, Kot Diji, Mehr Garh, Takht Bhai.

    Major Cities
    Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Sialkot
    Major Crops
    Cotton, Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane

    Agricultural Growth Rate
    4.15% in 2002-03
    Total cropped area
    22.0 million hectares

    Industry

    Textiles, Cement, Fertiliser, Steel, Sugar, Electric Goods, Shipbuilding

    Energy

    Major sources Electricity (Hydel, Thermal, Nuclear) Oil, Coal, and Liquid Petroleum Gas
    Power Generating Capacity 18,062 MW

    Health

    Hospitals 947
    Dispensaries 4,800
    Basic Health Units (BHUs) 4,820
    Maternity & Child Health Centres 1,084
    Rural Health Centres (RHCs) 581
    Tuberculosis (TB) Centres 357
    Hospital Beds 82,844
    Doctors (registered) 101,635
    Dentists (registered) 5,068
    Nurses (registered 44,520
    Paramedics 22,714
    Lady Health Workers 6,397

    Education

    Primary Schools 164,200
    Middle Schools 19,100
    High Schools 12,900
    Arts & Science Colleges 925
    Professional Colleges 374
    Universities Public Sector (including one Women University) 29
    Private Sector 10

    Transport & Communication

    Total length of roads 251,845 km
    Pakistan Railway network 7,791 km
    Railway stations 781
    Pakistan International Airlines Covers 33 international and 21 domestic stations with a fleet of 44 planes.
    Major Airports 8 (Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad and Gwadar)

    Seaports

    International 2 (Karachi and Bin Qasim.) (GawadarAlmost completed)
    Fish Harbours-Cum-Mini Ports 3 (Minora, Gawadar, and Keti Bandar)

    Communications

    Post Offices 12,267
    Telephone connections 4,589,000
    Public Call Offices 1,14,527
    Telegraph offices 328
    Internet Connections 1.9 million

    Employment

    Total Labour force 42.38 million
    Employed Labour Force 39.41 million
    Agriculture Sector 18.91 million
    Manufacturing & Mining sector 4.51 million
    Construction 2.25 million
    Trade 5.27 million
    Transport 1.97 million
    Finance, Community & Social Services 5.90 million
    Others 5.87 million

    Media
    Print Media (In accordance with Central Media List)
    Dailies 414
    Weeklies 392
    Fortnightlies 50
    Monthlies 259
    Annually 01
    Quarterly 03



    News Agencies
    Official APP

    Private PPI, NNI, On Line and Sana.



    Electronic Media

    TV Centres Five TV centres at Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi covering 88.58% population and 29 re-broadcasting stations.
    Pakistan Television 4 channels (PTV-I, PTV-II (PTV World), PTV-III & PTV-IV)
    Registered TV sets 3,604,000
    Radio Stations Public: Total 25, Home services in 19 languages. External Services cover 81 countries in 15 languages
    Private: Radio stations 3, TV transmitter channels 3
    Cable Operators 900

    Banks

    Central Bank State Bank of Pakistan
    Other Banks National Bank of Pakistan
    Habib Bank Ltd.
    United Bankn Ltd.
    Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd.
    Allied Bank of Pakistan Ltd.
    First Woman Bank
    Mehran Bank
    The Bank of Punjab
    Bank of Khyber
    Specialized Banks Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan
    Federal Bank for Co-operatives
    Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan
    The Punjab Provincial Co-operative Bank

    Famous Mountain Peaks

    K-2 (Mt. Godwin Austin) 28,250 ft./8611 m (2nd in World)
    Nanga Parbat 26,660 ft./8126 m (8th in World)
    Gasherbrum-I 26,470 ft./8068 m (11th in World)

    Famous Mountain Passes

    The Khyber Pass NWFP
    The Kurram Pass FATA
    The Tochi Pass FATA
    The Gomal Pass NWFP
    The Bolan Pass Balochistan
    The Lowari Pass Chitral (NWFP)
    The Khunjrab Pass Northern Areas

    Rivers

    The Indus 2,896 km
    Jhelum 825 km
    Chenab 1,242 km
    Ravi 901 km
    Sutlej 1,551 km
    Beas (tributary of Sutlej) 398 km

    Famous Glaciers
    Siachin 75 km
    Batura 55 km
    Baltoro 65 km

    Deserts
    Thar Sindh
    Cholistan Punjab
    Thal Punjab

    Lakes
    Manchar Sindh
    Keenjar Sindh
    Hanna Balochistan
    Saif-ul-Maluk NWFP
    Satpara Northern Areas
    Kachura Northern Areas

    Major Dams
    Mangla Dam Punjab
    Tarbela Dam NWFP
    Warsak Dam NWFP
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    WEB Sites About Pakistan

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    Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)
    - http://www.ptv.com.pk/


    Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    - http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/law-division/pu...onstitution.pdf [PDF]


    Pakistan International Airline (PIA)
    - http://www.piac.com.pk/


    Government of Pakistan News Portal
    - http://www.infopak.gov.pk/


    Economy of Pakistan
    - http://www.finance.gov.pk/


    Hotels and Travel in Pakistan
    - http://www.tourism.gov.pk/


    Pakistan travel guide
    - http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/tourism-division/index.jsp


    History of Pakistan
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/hist...of_pakistan.htm


    Cultural Heritage
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/culture.heri.html


    Festivals
    - http://www.tourism.gov.pk/events.asp


    National Assembly
    - http://www.na.gov.pk/intro.htm


    Museums and Galleries
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/museums.htm


    Landscape
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/View-JPG%20pics/landscape-1.htm


    Map of Pakistan
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/map_of_Pakistan.htm


    Tourism
    - http://www.tourism.gov.pk/


    Country Profile
    - http://www.infopak.gov.pk/public/country_profile_index.htm


    Sports
    - http://www.sports.gov.pk/index1.htm


    Economy
    - http://www.finance.gov.pk/


    Fact Sheets
    - http://www.infopak.gov.pk/public/country_profile_index.htm


    Traditions/Culture
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/cult...n_tridition.htm


    Indus civilization
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/indus.html


    Gandhara Civilization
    - http://www.heritage.gov.pk/html_Pages/gandhara.html
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    Quad e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnahs Extract from Address to Public Servants at Government House Peshawar on 14 April, 1948.

    "You should not be influenced by any political pressure, by any party or individual. If you want to raise the prestige and greatness of Pakistan, do you duty as servants to the people and the Stat, fearlessly and honestly. Governments are formed, governments are defeated, Prime Ministers come and go. Ministers come and go, but you stay on, and therefore, there is a very great responsibility placed on your shoulders. Whichever Government is formed according to the constitution you duty is not only to serve loyally and faithfully, but, at the same time, fearlessly maintaining your high reputation, your prestige, your honour and the integrity of your service". :PakistanFlag:
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    but thats only about the indus valley region?? what about the rest of pakistan
    "Chino arab humara, hindustaan humara, muslim hein hum, sara jahan humara"
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    i hav posted abt pak tourist resorts and other historical areas too

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    Islamabad the captial of Pakistan
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    i know but pakistan is WAY bigger then that..that is only some country claiming to be pakistan...dreams of which have faded over time and turned itno a miniscule litle 5 state country..

    PAK is TAAN is way bigger:D
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    Two foreign tourist views about Pakistan

    Peter BAradley, Feb 2004

    The most beautiful country I have ever visited and the friendliest of people. Flew BA to Islamabad and I travelled to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Muree, Lahore and Peshawar. Really good hotels and guest houses everywhere that make you feel at home and they always do thier very best to oblige. The Pashtun (pathan, pakhtun, pashtoon) people are fiercely proud but fiercely hospitable too - I have never drunk so much green tea in my life and the barbeque food is wonderful. I met Afghan people too - also Pashtun - in Peshawar also very friendly and kind. Go see for yourself - it may not be France or Florida but if thats what you prefer then you are seriously missing out on a cultural and travel experience. Go Pakistan :) Tour Operator: None - I did it myself

    David fulton, Nov 2004

    Perhaps the most natural beautifull country of the world, Lovely Sites, Friendly People Tour Operator: Travel Up

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    Some pictures of the beautiful sites of Pakistan :PakistanFlag:


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    NATIONAL ANTHEM

    The National Anthem of Pakistan approved by the Government in August 1954, is a harmonious rendering of a three-stanza composition with a tune based on eastern music but arranged in such a manner that it can be easily played by foreign bands.
    The Anthem is evocative in spirit, extolling Pakistan as the centre of faith and freedom, a land of beauty and strength drawn from the people and the country. The words touch upon the various facets of national life, with an invocation for integrity o Pakistan.

    The Verses of the Anthem have been composed by a renowned poet of Pakistan, Abul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri; while the tune has been composed by Ahmed G. Chagla, the well known musician and composer.

    The Anthem written in Urdu is a unique poetical composition, as in spite of its brevity it is a lyrical exultation for the quintessence of Pakistan its Islamic foundation, ideology,
    ethos, aspirations and its intrinsic strength.



    Following is the English Wording:

    Blessed be the sacred Land
    Happy be the bounteous realm
    Symbol of high resolve
    Land of Pakistan
    Blessed be thou citadel of faith

    The order of this sacred land
    Is the might of the brotherhood of the People
    May the nation, the country, and the state
    Shine in glory everlasting
    Blessed be the goal of our ambition

    This Flag of the Crescent and Star
    Leads the way to progress and perfection

    Interpreter of our past, glory of our present
    Inspiration of our future
    Symbol of Almighty&#39;s protection
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