The country of Pakistan is located along the Arabian Sea and is surrounded by, Afghanistan, India, Iran and China. The country lies on the ancient trading routes of Khyber and Bolan that connected Asia with Europe.
Ibn Battuta took almost three to four months to cover the journey between the Hindu Kush Mountains and the Indus plain. It is mentioned that he reached the Indus River sometime in September 1333. It took him 15 days to cross the desert to the south of Ghazna to reach…
Multan is located in the south of Punjab in Pakistan and is at times called as the "City of Saints". Visitors can start their sightseeing from the old city where they can visit the Multan Fort. There is also a park in the complex known as the Fort Qasim Park.
Standing as a symbol of the four provinces and three territories of Pakistan is the ‘Pakistan Monument in Islamabad'. The construction of the monument was started in the year 2004 and the monument was inaugurated in 2007.
Spanning in the north-east end of Pakistan is the region of Baltistan. Baltistan is known to be among the most beautiful destinations in Pakistan. The region features the most magnificent mountain scenery and possibilities of mountain climbing, trekking and hiking. Baltistan is also home to the largest glaciers and the…
Standing proudly in the center of the Iqbal Park in Lahore is the Minar-e-Pakistan. The Minar was built as a tribute to the Lahore Resolution passed in 1940. It is one of the most important national monuments of Pakistan. The monument rises to a height of about 60m with the…
Pakistan is situated in Southern Asia bordering Afghanistan to the north-west and Iran to the west while China borders the country in the north and India to the east.
A population of close to 177 Million. Muslims account for about 95% of the population.
The climate of Pakistan is characterized by hot summers and cool winters and it is generally varied throughout the country. Summer temperatures may go high as 38°C while in winter it may go low as 4°C.
Urdu and Englsih are the two official languages. Punjabi, Saraik and Pashto are widely used as well.
GMT+5 Summer: GMT +6
Government: 8 AM to 3 PM General: 9 AM to 5 PM (In many schools and enterprises, Friday is usually considered a half-day)
Independence Day: August 14th Pakistan Day: March 23rd May Day: May 1st Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam: December 25th
Muslim Festival (Based on the lunar calandar): Id-ul-Fitr Id-ul-Adha Milad-un-Nabi
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