Television (PTV) entertainment programs of music, plays/dramas and stage
shows are telecast from 05 TV Stations; Karachi, Quetta, Lahore,
Peshawar and Islamabad. PTV has also started PTV World Channel which can
be viewed in the Middle East and South Asia. The private Channel,
Shalimar Television Network (STN), besides telecast of similar programs,
also re-telecast programs of BBC, CNN & TNT movies.
Pakistan, Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has 22 radio stations
throughout Pakistan which offer music, plays, news and talks in national
and local languages. A PBC World Service from Islamabad presents
programs in a number of international languages. A private music
channel, 'FM -100" has 24 hours music service from 04 major cities of
Pakistan. All urban areas have cinema houses which run daily 03 shows of
feature films in Urdu and other local languages. Some cinema houses in
major cities run English movies also.
More than 200
daily newspapers and 1700 magazines and periodicals are published
throughout the country in English, Urdu and other regional languages.
FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS OF PAKISTAN:
calendar features a great many Muslim religious festivals. Others are in
memory of National Heroes or 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. Exact dates of such festivals
are fixed annually by the District Administration of the respective
area, at least 02 months in advance.
WHAT TO BUY?
Pakistan is a treasure
house of exquisite handicrafts, made by a people who grew up to weave,
to pot, to work metals, wood and stone, to decorate, to build things
small and great. Pottery here is a living history, a traditional craft
that become an art, with its origin of Pakistan claims its own special
jars and jugs, from sturdy terra-cotta to paper-thin ceramics, in vivid
colors of mustard yellow, deep green, brick red and sky blue. For those
keen on shopping, the prices are still quite reasonable. You will find
yourself returning home with hand-woven carpets, marble pieces, copper
and brass items, woodwork, embroidered "Kurtas" and "Khussas" and
countless objects d'art.
Lightweight, cotton clothes suffice except in north in winter. Men wear
suits for business meetings, social events. Casual shalwar suits are
worn by all women and the most men in public. Women should dress
LOCATION & GEOGRAPHY
POPULATION (1998 Census)
FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS OF PAKISTAN
HOW TO COME TO PAKISTAN
WHAT TO BUY?
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