Verbalizing about the culture of Pakistan will not be justified unless we do not fixate on the whole culture of Indian Subcontinent, of which Pakistan about some decades ago was a component. Pakistan is a cradle of Indus civilization (5000 years old) which commences from the Indus river valley (Khyber Pakhtunkhawa) and is further spread over to Calcutta (India) and Bangladesh, though the old Indus valley settlements of Moenjodaro, Harappa and Taxila are the root places in the history of Indus civilization and have played consequential role for its cultural development in the region. In short without visiting today’s Pakistan one can’t claim that I ken about the Indus culture.
The world famous Gandhara Culture & Art (cradle of Buddhist civilization, 500 BC) additionally originated and flourished in this region. The richness of this culture & art can be witnessed in throughout the valley of Swat, Peshawar and Taxila, and the region is additionally kenned as the substratum place of Buddhism (Mahayana school of cerebrated). The Gandhara region is as sacred place for the Buddhists, same as Makkah for Muslims or Baitul Laham for Christians.
Sufism is an imported form of Indian Islam which is kenned for a soft in its nature and little coalesced with the local religions is highly captivating part of cultural activities in Pakistan (Indian subcontinent). The Qawwali (Sufis preaching way through music) was genuinely commenced in this region and that is why, despite the efforts from some extremist groups who are prodigiously in minority have failed to convert the people of this region into extremism.
Urdu, the official language of Pakistan was not widely verbalized (except amongst the urban elite) anywhere in the country at independence. Indeed, it was adopted primarily because of its neutral status in a country where each region had its own native language. Urdu was first developed by Mughals, coalescing the Persian and Hindi (70% Hindi). Urdu is most widely verbalized as first language amongst the Mohajirs (migrants from India).
The Punjabis, a coalescence of Aryan and Indian stock, are the single most immensely colossal group of over a moiety of the Pakistan total population. Punjabi, as language is the most consequential, being verbalized in around 48 percent of households.
The Saraikis are a consequential minority in Punjab and withal found in adjoining components of Sind, Khyberpakhtunkhwah and Balochistan. Their language Saraikiis verbalized by around 15 percent of households.
Verbalizers of Hindkoh are found primarily in the Mansehra, Abbotabad and partly in Peshawar. The language is very proximate to Punjabi.
The Pathans, are the next most immensely colossal group, who represent the majority in Khyberpakhtunkhwah. Fiercely independent nature with fair complexion, the Pathans are a formidable people whose convivial structure is deeply tribal in nature. Their language, Pashto represents the 13 percent of household’s nationality.
The Sindhis, represent a kindred percentage of the population to the Pathans. Their language, Sindhi is verbalized by around 12 of households of nationality.
The Baloch are another of Pakistan’s great tribal societies and like Pathans, as an ethnic group they elongate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan. Their language, Balochiis the second main language of the province of Balochistan. The Brohiare the third main group found in Balochistan.
Broshuskiin central Hunza and Wakhi in upper Hunza are verbalized in northern area of Pakistan bordering with Wakhan corridor and China. Baltimeanwhile, verbalized in BaltistanSkardu, is proximately linked with Tibetan.