Pakistan

Cora Elsner

Basic Information:

  • Population: 199,085,847 of 2015
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Head of state: President, Mamnoon Hussain
  • Head of government: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif
  • Government: federal republic with two legislative houses
  • Language: Urdu is the national language, but English is also used

Sports and Entertainment

Sports:

In Pakistan, Cricket is the most commonly played sport, along with field hockey being a close second, but Squash is their favorite individual sport to play. The Pakistani national team won the World Cup in 1992, and some of the best Cricket players are Asif Iqbal and Imran Khan. Pakistan has won the World Cup and Olympic Championships in field hockey many times. And most of Pakistan's success has been from Field Hockey, which they have gotten gold medals from in 1960, 1968, and 1984.

Entertainment:

Both children and adults enjoy doing many of the same activities as we do. Some of which include mini golf and bowling. Along with attending events, parties, and venues. Some kids enjoy playing games such as paintball, indoor rock climbing, and even ice-skating. Adults enjoy doing some of those activities, but also have some of their own that they like to do.

Culture

Education:

Some females in Pakistan do not have as good of an education as males do, but at least still get to attend school. Most schools there have limited resources, and their population is poorly educated. 50 percent or less of the people in Pakistan are literate. And males are more literate than women are. But they are improving more every year in their skills.

Holdays and Traditions:

Pakistan has many similar, and different holidays compared to us. They celebrate New Years, Easter, and Christmas, as we do. But also celebrate other holidays like; Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Holi, Union Parishad Polls, Iqbal Day, Plus many more. They also celebrate Independence Day and Labour Day.

Food:

Food in Pakistan is usually fairly priced and inexpensive. Some commonly loved meals include; Samosas and Biryani. Many meals are meat-oriented and fast food is popular within the cities. But each family in Pakistan might eat something different compared to the next family.

Clothing:

Clothing can and will depend on what regional culture you are apart of. Some of those are; Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Pashtun, and Kashmir. Clothing that people wear can also reflect on the weather conditions. Headgear is a commonly worn item in Pakistan as well.

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