Pakistani culture & Islamic culture
Pakistani culture is the unique pattern of belief, ideas, values highly influenced by religion of Islam. Islam in Pakistan set the code of ethics for the cultural life of Pakistan. Pakistan has many subcultures as it the museum of different races.
It has four provinces, Punjab, Sindh, North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Baluchistan.
The inhabitants of each province has distinct cultures which makes them different from other groups of the society but these sub cultural groups too spend their life according to the teachings of Islam, therefore we can say that Pakistan has Islamic Culture.
Pakistan has a rich and unique culture, and has actively preserved its established traditions throughout history. Prior to the Islamic invasion, many Punjabis and Sindhis were Hindu and Buddhist. This later changed during the expansion of Islam through Pakistan by the Ummayad General Muhammad bin Qasim and later by Mahmud of Ghazni and others.
Many cultural practices, foods, monuments, and shrines have been inherited from the rule of Muslim Mughal and Afghan emperors in all of southern Asia. Shalwar kameez, the Pakistani national dress, is one of the clothing styles inherited from these rich cultural roots.
Women wear brightly colored shalwar kameez with embroidery for special occasions such as weddings while men often wear solid colored shalwar kameez, usually with a sherwani, a coat that goes over the shalwar kameez.
Pakistani society is largely multilingual and multicultural. Religious practices of various faiths are an integral part of everyday life in society. Education is highly regarded by members of every socio-economic stratum.
Traditional family values are highly respected and considered sacred, although urban families have grown into a nuclear family system, owing to the socio-economic constraints imposed by the traditional joint family system. The past few decades have seen emergence of a middle class in...