Green and white Cresent moon and star.
Islamabad is the capital city.
A map of Pakistan with the bordering countries.
Qaumi Tarama, the national anthem, is said to be the most beautiful in the world.
The Chukar Partridge is the national bird.
Pakistani Rupee is the main currency.
The Jasmine flower is the national flower.
The principal language is Urdu
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The Magnificent Beauty that is
Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Two stories of bravery in one beautiful book—including the story of Malala Yousafzai, a winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize!
One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai. Each was unafraid to speak out. He, against inhumane child slavery in the carpet trade. She, for the right of girls to attend school. Both were shot by those who disagreed with them—he in 1995, she in 2012. Iqbal was killed instantly; Malala miraculously survived and continues to speak out around the world. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her work.
The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth, beautifully written and illustrated by celebrated author Jeanette Winter, are an inspiration to all. Amazon link
Pakistan is proud of its culinary heritage and the regional dishes that are increasingly popular around the world. Classics include delectable biryanis – a must at every wedding banquet – nehari, haleem, kebabs, gol gappay, qormas, kunnas, tikas… to name just a few. Whether
cooked over the glowing coals of a barbecue, in the belly of a tandoor or in a kadahi, Pakistani dishes evoke the essence of the country, with a heady combination of spices.
This collection of more than 85 recipes by the expert Shehzad Husain covers everything from street food to desserts and drinks, all shown step by step and with a photograph of each finished dish - 450 color pictures in total! Amazon link
Culture Smart! Pakistan takes you behind the headlines and introduces you to many of the country's little-known traditions. It describes the vitally important cultural and historical background, shows you how modern Pakistanis live today, and offers crucial advice on what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances. This is an extraordinary country of enterprising, tough, and passionate people. Earn their trust and you will be rewarded many times over. Amazon link
A photographic alphabet teaching children about customs, religions and cultures that make up Pakistan. A beautiful look inside one of the fastest developing countries. Amazon link
All in the Name
The name "Pakistan" derives from two words, "Pak" which is Persian for holy, clean and pure, and the Hindi word "Isthan" meaning place. Punjab deriving from Persian "Panj" meaning five and "ab" meaning water. Land of five rivers. Making the Punjab territory of Pakistan rich and profuse in growth.
Pakistan has six designated UNESCO World Heritage sites: the archeological ruins at Moenjodaro; the Buddhist ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and neighboring city remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol; the fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore; the monuments at Makli; Fort Rohtas; and the ancient ruins of Taxila. Pakistan is rich in history.
Pakistan has the worlds largest contiguous irrigation system according to the United Nations. The waters from the Indus River and its tributaries feed the system. Pakistan started developing this system 150 years ago. There are five rivers running through the Punjab region making it's land lush and fertile
Pakistan is home to one of the world's highest mountains.The world's second-tallest mountain is in the country and has many names: Dapsang or Chogori locally, Mount Godwin-Austen in English and Qogir Fengin Chinese. But most people know it simply as K2, standing at 8,611 meters, or 28,251 feet.
Punjabi, Pakistan had its industrial revolution in the 1950's. Even though agriculture remains its leading industry, they are also leaders in textile and other exports such as soccer balls. Workers in the country hand-sew many of the soccer balls distributed around the world, and roughly 40% of all soccer balls in the world are made in one Pakistani Punjab city: Sialkot.