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Tour of Pakistan (Overview)

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This is a comprehensive guide (overview) tour of Pakistan. It is located in South Asia. It is the world’s 5th most populous country and 33rd largest by area. Pakistan’s capital city is Islamabad, the dialling code is +92 and its currency name is PKR (Pakistani Rupee).

Pakistan is our beloved country. It emerged on the world map on August 14, 1947. Pakistan is an Islamic republic country, which consists of four provinces. The provinces of Pakistan are Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Every province taking part in developing Pakistan.

A Pakistani living in any province loves his homeland dearly. Some Tribal areas in Gilgit Baltistan are also included in Pakistan. The people here also have their own identities.

Pakistan is rich in natural resources. Its land is full of gold. The rivers flowing on its chest irrigate the fields. All kinds of crops are grown here. There are delicious fruit orchards somewhere and somewhere are skyscrapers.

Somewhere singing waterfalls are adding four moons to its beauty. Allah Almighty has also blessed our country with the sea.

Sindh Province

Sindh is a province of Pakistan also known as Mehran. The word Sindh comes from Sindhu. In the Sindhi language, Sindhu means big river. The Indus River is now the largest in Pakistan. Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan. It is also the capital of Sindh.

Karachi is also called the city of lights. The mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, is also located in Karachi. There are also two ports.

Muhammad bin Qasim defeated Raja Dahir in 712 and conquered Sindh. Sindh civilization is ancient. Archaeological finds from Mohen-Jo-Daro reveal the artistic skills and high standard of living of the ancient people.

The ancient historical city is located in the same province. The Shahjahan Mosque and the Keenjhar Lake are very famous here. At the same time, Mukli Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in the world.

In Sindh, where you have water for irrigation, the crops are better. There are mango, palm and banana orchards in the fruit. Most of the area is barren and uninhabited.

The people here raise sheep, cows, buffaloes and camels. Popular cities in Sindh include Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Mirpur, Khairpur and Larkana.

There is a large desert in Sindh known as Thar. The same province has a border between Pakistan and India called Khokhra Par Border. From this border, a train goes from Pakistan to India. The train station between Pakistan and India is called Zero Point.

Punjab Province

Punjab is made up of two words, Punj (five) and aab (water), Land of five rivers. Punjab shares borders with the other three provinces. The capital of Punjab province is Lahore. It is also called the heart of Pakistan.

The city has been a centre of learning and culture for centuries. Multan, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujranwala and Bahawalpur are among the major cities of Punjab.

Things to know about Punjab

Faisalabad is also called the Manchester of Pakistan. It is famous for the textile industry. There is no substitute for Sialkot in making sports equipment and surgical instruments. Sialkot football is very famous all over the world.

The great philosophical poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born in this city. In Wazirabad, high-quality knives are made. Gujarat is known for its excellent furniture as well as its fan-making industry.

Gujranwala manufactures electrical appliances such as washing machines, room coolers and heaters. The furniture made in Chiniot is unique.

The land of Punjab is very fertile. The crops are beautiful here because of the excellent canal system. Wheat, cotton, sugarcane and rice are the popular crops grown here.

The forest of Changa Manga is unique in the world. Changa Manga is an artificial forest. The forest was intended to be used as fuel for trains. It is the largest self-planted forest in the world. The Cholistan Desert is also located in the same province.

The second-largest salt mine is at Khewra. Punjab has abundant coal reserves. Apart from this, the archaeological finds from Harappa near Sahiwal in Punjab are also of special importance.

There is a border between Pakistan and India named Wagha Border, where millions of people come and go from Pakistan to India and from India to Pakistan every year. And every evening there is a big Parade here. Where people from both countries participate in large numbers.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

The old name of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was North-West Frontier Province. Its provincial capital is Peshawar. Mardan, Charsadda, Dera Ismail Khan, Abbottabad, Haripur and Bannu are the famous cities of the province. The language here is Pashto. In the eastern part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Hindko language is spoken in the Hazara division, especially in Abbottabad, Mansehra and Haripur.

You may have heard the name of Khyber Pass. It is also in this province. To get to Afghanistan, you have to go through this mountain pass. Humans are amazed at the natural beauty of the Swat and Kagan Naran valleys.

Lake Saif al-Muluk here is so beautiful and charming that one gets lost in its scenery. Tourists from all over the world visit these areas. The valley of Swat is so beautiful that it is also called the Switzerland of Pakistan.

The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are known for their hospitality and toughness. Apart from wheat and tobacco, various fruits are produced here.

Khunjerab China border
Khunjerab China border

Baluchistan Province

Baluchistan is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area. Its capital is Quetta. The population of this province is not dense, about 7 million people live here. Balochistan shares borders with the other three provinces. Languages ​​spoken here include Balochi, Brahui and Pashto.

Most of Balochistan is covered by barren mountains. It is very cold here in winter while the temperature rises in summer. Sibi is the hottest city here.

The land of Baluchistan is famous for its fruit production. 90% of Pakistan’s grapes are grown here. Other fruits include apricots, peaches, pomegranates and dates.

This province is rich in mineral resources. Natural gas comes out of the Sui place. Sui gas that we use in our homes is named after the location of the Sui. A port has been built at Gwadar in Balochistan.

You must have heard about Bolan Pass, which is also located in this province. To go to Iran, you have to go through the Bolan Pass.

The province also has the honour of having the Quaid-e-Azam spend the last days of his life here in Ziarat. The turban is an important part of the dress here. It is customary to wear knee-length kurtas and wide-brimmed trousers.

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1 comment

Humayoun Mussawar April 16, 2021 - 10:48 am

Nice article. For the past few years, due to the fast development of Peshawar, it’s becoming the most visited place in Pakistan.


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