PAKISTANNIYAT

Have you ever wondered what makes us Pakistani?, our history ,our culture our traditions, norms and values. From the Indus Valley civilisation to the movement for a separate homeland, from the snow caped mountains in the north to the deserts in the south, from the Pakhtun attan to the punjabi Bhangra, from the traditional norms and values to the ever expanding pop culture,from the descendents of Alexander the Great in the kalash Valley to the people of African descent along the makran coast Pakistan is a boiling pot of diversity that is yet to be fully understood and appreciated. This segment is dedicated to the average Pakistani and how he can relate not only to one aspect of the array of different cultures rather how he can find himself in all of this and be proud of the diversity in Pakistan and what makes him Pakistani,his Pakistaniyat. This segment is aimed at portraying what defines us as a nation that includes our rich history from the Indus Valley to mujay Kiu nikla What defines our identity. Pakistan is a country united not with ethnicity language or geographical boundaries, but ideology.

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Poet of the East: The Life and Time of Iqbal

The Indian subcontinent had no shortage of intellectual thinkers in the 1900s and of them, one of the finest was Allama Mohammad Iqbal, the philosopher-poet. A highly learned man, with…

Iqbal’s Ideology and Pakistan Today

Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Shair-e-Mashriq, wasa man of vision, which no one had, an Islamic socialist, a scholar, and a revolutionary poet. The spiritual father of Pakistan, whose dream of creating a separate…

Pehchaan

Urdu. The language of our dreams. The language of our jokes. The language that unites each one of us despite the cultural and traditional differences we come along with. The language…

Nishan-e-Haider: A tribute to the heroes of Pakistan

Nishan-e-Haider is Pakistan’s highest military gallantry award. The literal meaning of Nishan-e-Haider is “Mark of the Lion” or “Emblem of the Lion”. This supreme award is named, after the fourth…

Pakistan Premier League: A ray of hope?

Football is one of the most played sports in the world. From Extremely developed state-of-the-art stadiums of western Europe to the slums and suburbs of African countries – football has…

Olympics and Pakistan

Pakistan has been remarkably great in almost every aspect of the modern world- be it the CSS exams, scientific advancements or sports. Olympics has been the prime event of sportsman…

Art on The Road

In our societies, art is generally regarded as an elitist activity but truck art is that indigenous form of cultural expression that came from the working class. So much is…

Why You Should Visit Pakistan At Least Once in Your Life

When you see Pakistan appear in the news, its rarely shown in a positive light. In fact, with the way the media shows this country is as if it were…

Kashigari – A Paling Art

Handmade exquisite pottery, painted with intricate, complicated yet the most beautiful geometric patterns of blue, white, and black – The Kashigars make the most beautiful pieces of art one can…

Islamic Architecture in Pakistan

Known for the vibrant colors and symmetrical designs, Islamic Architecture has been a crucial part of the Muslim culture since the 7th century. It is inspired by different groups and…

What is Pakistan’s Covid-19 vaccination plan?

After surviving the first and second wave of Covid-19 successfully, Pakistan has unfortunately been severely hit by a third wave of the disease, beginning somewhere in March, it can be…

The Story of Ali Sadpara

Atif Aslam once said ‘You won’t become a legend in this country until the day you die’ and with each passing day, this seems to be true. In February 2021,…

The Gateways to the Ancient city: Multan

Author:  Ramisha Aqeel Multan, one of the oldest living cities of the world, stands strong on the bank of the River Chenab. It is wrought with grand empires that came…

KANUPP-2: A Future Outlook into Nuclear Energy in Pakistan

Nuclear Power: Nuclear Power has a long history with the first commercial nuclear power station starting operation in the 1950s. Till date there are about 440 power reactors providing about…

The Emperor’s Dining Table: Feasts of the Indian Subcontinent

As the aroma of biryani, pulao, naan and a wealth of dishes hits you, their spices and flavors perfuming the air, you begin to wonder. How were these dishes invented?…

The unmistakable song of a Kulfi wala

The sweetness when the first hint of kulfi hits your mouth and its coolness relieves your body of the overbearing summer heat is an unmatched feeling that will remain imprinted…

Street food in Pakistan

It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The way to stomach part? Spot on. But I don’t really think this applies to men…

How tea made its way to Pakistan

The British may have evacuated the subcontinent 73 years ago, but what they left behind is now a prominent part of our culture: Tea. More precisely, it’s a distinct part…

Badshahi Mosque and Serendipity

The golden rays of the 7 a.m sun shine through the silvery fog and on to the ivory domes as they light up in an ethereal glow. The magnificent architecture…

Karachi’s Transformation Plan: A View Into The Orphan City’s Future

Karachi has long been plagued by municipal and infrastructural problems due to political instability and corruption by the provincial and local parties. Despite being the largest city in terms of…

The handicrafts of Sillanwali

While Pakistan may be a fairly young country, its art, culture, and architecture have gone through centuries of weaving, knitting, painting, and carvings to stand on the level they are…

Lok Virsa: An insight into Pakistan’s culture and traditions

Cladded in mud made from varying ratios of clay, loam, and silt, this hut uses dried straw as a roof. Two tiny windows adjacent to each other exercise the purpose…

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: A Water Scarce and Electric Hungry Country’s New Hope

Pakistan is a country that has long been plagued with electricity problems with power outages due to faulty technical support and load shedding due to the low production of electricity….

Amidst the Stars – Nights in Naran Bazaar

I peered from the top of the balcony, a pashmina shawl draped over my shoulders, a warm cup of kehwa being my only source of warmth. The sky with its…

Street cricket – Finest childhood memory of a Pakistani

They turned the lights on. They had brought a small, used broom with them to wipe off the pitch. People started to gather on their rooftops to have a good…

The history living on Pakistan’s streets

Family time with our grandparents almost always means to hear ancient stories that sound just as mesmerising as fairy tales. We all have heard about merchants coming around, wearing huge…

KARACHI: ITS HIGHS, LOWS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Standing in a crowded market square in Clifton (amidst a pandemic, with people seemingly indifferent to all government-mandated SOPs) in the blistering July heat, if asked, one probably would have…

Poet of the East: The Life and Time of Iqbal

The Indian subcontinent had no shortage of intellectual thinkers in the 1900s and of them, one of the finest was Allama Mohammad Iqbal, the philosopher-poet. A highly learned man, with…

Iqbal’s Ideology and Pakistan Today

Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Shair-e-Mashriq, wasa man of vision, which no one had, an Islamic socialist, a scholar, and a revolutionary poet. The spiritual father of Pakistan, whose dream of creating a separate…

Pehchaan

Urdu. The language of our dreams. The language of our jokes. The language that unites each one of us despite the cultural and traditional differences we come along with. The language…

Nishan-e-Haider: A tribute to the heroes of Pakistan

Nishan-e-Haider is Pakistan’s highest military gallantry award. The literal meaning of Nishan-e-Haider is “Mark of the Lion” or “Emblem of the Lion”. This supreme award is named, after the fourth…

Pakistan Premier League: A ray of hope?

Football is one of the most played sports in the world. From Extremely developed state-of-the-art stadiums of western Europe to the slums and suburbs of African countries – football has…

Olympics and Pakistan

Pakistan has been remarkably great in almost every aspect of the modern world- be it the CSS exams, scientific advancements or sports. Olympics has been the prime event of sportsman…

Art on The Road

In our societies, art is generally regarded as an elitist activity but truck art is that indigenous form of cultural expression that came from the working class. So much is…

Why You Should Visit Pakistan At Least Once in Your Life

When you see Pakistan appear in the news, its rarely shown in a positive light. In fact, with the way the media shows this country is as if it were…

Kashigari – A Paling Art

Handmade exquisite pottery, painted with intricate, complicated yet the most beautiful geometric patterns of blue, white, and black – The Kashigars make the most beautiful pieces of art one can…

Islamic Architecture in Pakistan

Known for the vibrant colors and symmetrical designs, Islamic Architecture has been a crucial part of the Muslim culture since the 7th century. It is inspired by different groups and…

What is Pakistan’s Covid-19 vaccination plan?

After surviving the first and second wave of Covid-19 successfully, Pakistan has unfortunately been severely hit by a third wave of the disease, beginning somewhere in March, it can be…

The Story of Ali Sadpara

Atif Aslam once said ‘You won’t become a legend in this country until the day you die’ and with each passing day, this seems to be true. In February 2021,…

The Gateways to the Ancient city: Multan

Author:  Ramisha Aqeel Multan, one of the oldest living cities of the world, stands strong on the bank of the River Chenab. It is wrought with grand empires that came…

KANUPP-2: A Future Outlook into Nuclear Energy in Pakistan

Nuclear Power: Nuclear Power has a long history with the first commercial nuclear power station starting operation in the 1950s. Till date there are about 440 power reactors providing about…

The Emperor’s Dining Table: Feasts of the Indian Subcontinent

As the aroma of biryani, pulao, naan and a wealth of dishes hits you, their spices and flavors perfuming the air, you begin to wonder. How were these dishes invented?…

The unmistakable song of a Kulfi wala

The sweetness when the first hint of kulfi hits your mouth and its coolness relieves your body of the overbearing summer heat is an unmatched feeling that will remain imprinted…

Street food in Pakistan

It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The way to stomach part? Spot on. But I don’t really think this applies to men…

How tea made its way to Pakistan

The British may have evacuated the subcontinent 73 years ago, but what they left behind is now a prominent part of our culture: Tea. More precisely, it’s a distinct part…

Badshahi Mosque and Serendipity

The golden rays of the 7 a.m sun shine through the silvery fog and on to the ivory domes as they light up in an ethereal glow. The magnificent architecture…

Karachi’s Transformation Plan: A View Into The Orphan City’s Future

Karachi has long been plagued by municipal and infrastructural problems due to political instability and corruption by the provincial and local parties. Despite being the largest city in terms of…

The handicrafts of Sillanwali

While Pakistan may be a fairly young country, its art, culture, and architecture have gone through centuries of weaving, knitting, painting, and carvings to stand on the level they are…

Lok Virsa: An insight into Pakistan’s culture and traditions

Cladded in mud made from varying ratios of clay, loam, and silt, this hut uses dried straw as a roof. Two tiny windows adjacent to each other exercise the purpose…

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: A Water Scarce and Electric Hungry Country’s New Hope

Pakistan is a country that has long been plagued with electricity problems with power outages due to faulty technical support and load shedding due to the low production of electricity….

Amidst the Stars – Nights in Naran Bazaar

I peered from the top of the balcony, a pashmina shawl draped over my shoulders, a warm cup of kehwa being my only source of warmth. The sky with its…

Street cricket – Finest childhood memory of a Pakistani

They turned the lights on. They had brought a small, used broom with them to wipe off the pitch. People started to gather on their rooftops to have a good…

The history living on Pakistan’s streets

Family time with our grandparents almost always means to hear ancient stories that sound just as mesmerising as fairy tales. We all have heard about merchants coming around, wearing huge…

KARACHI: ITS HIGHS, LOWS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Standing in a crowded market square in Clifton (amidst a pandemic, with people seemingly indifferent to all government-mandated SOPs) in the blistering July heat, if asked, one probably would have…

The City of Gardens Marked One of the Safest Cities in the World

Lahore, the second-largest city of Pakistan has ranked 230th on the WCI (World Crime Index) for January 2020. This is a huge improvement from its previous ranking which is 201st…

The Seven Wonders of Skardu

A true heaven on earth and epitome of beauty, Skardu is the biggest district of Gilgit Baltistan and the Capital city of  the Baltistan region alongside the wide bank of…

Vibrant colors with a modest purpose.

In a narrow alley behind Liberty market, is one of the oldest markets of Lahore – the mythical Dupatta Gali with the colorful creativity on dupattas displayed by an array…

What is “Kamyab jawan”

The present government that came into power with the mandate to empower the youth of Pakistan had been rather silent when it came to delivering on what it had promised…

The Prosperous Community of Women of Hunza Valley.

Among the mountains of Karakorum lies the well-nestled Hunza Valley, split apart from Nagar Valley with the Hunza river. The heightened above sea level of approximately 10,000 feet, Hunza is…

KHUSSA- Our Unique Footprint in Time

Let it be Eid or a wedding, family dinner or a day out with friends, a girl will never question if a pair of Khussa go with her dress or…

Remembering the Richest Poor Man

People across the nation pay tribute to the internationally recognized philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi on his third death anniversary. Abdul Sattar Edhi was born to a family of modest country…

Pakistani footballer speaks up for Women football players as she sets Guinness World Record

Pakistanis never fail to amaze us with their talent and achievements, let it be academics or sports. Recently Hajra Khan, Pakistan women football’s team captain set up a world record…

The Legacy of the Queen of Hearts awarded to an APS Peshawar Survivor

The prestigious Diana Award has been awarded to Ahmed Nawaz, APS attack Survivor, for his Anti- radicalization Youth Campaign. He is the first Pakistani to be honored with the Diana…

The notorious Anday Wala Burger

If you are a Pakistani and your friends can’t ever decide what to eat, Anday Wala Burger is always going to be your savior. The streets of Pakistan serve the…

Islamabad’s Chai Scene and where to find the best Tea in Town

Islamabad! The federal capital , the seat of the executive, the city of trees clean roads and as our brethren from all over Pakistan put it “the city of burgers”…