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Pakistan Independence Movement
The Pakistan
Pakistan
Movement or Tehrik-e- Pakistan
Pakistan
(Urdu: تحریک پاکستان‬‎ – Taḥrīk-i Pākistān) was a religious political movement in the 1940s that aimed for and succeeded in the creation of Pakistan
Pakistan
from the Muslim-majority areas of the British Indian Empire. The leadership of the movement was educated at Aligarh Muslim University
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Culture Of Pakistan
The society and culture of Pakistan
Pakistan
(Urdu: ثقافتِ پاکستان‬‎ S̱aqāfat-e-Pākistān) comprises numerous ethnic groups: the Punjabis, Saraikis, Pothwaris, Kashmiris, Sindhis in east, Makrani
Makrani
in the south; Baloch, Hazaras
Hazaras
and Pashtuns
Pashtuns
in the west; and the Dards, Wakhi, Baltis, Shinaki and Burusho communities in the north
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Coat Of Arms Of Pakistan
The state emblem of Pakistan
Pakistan
was adopted in 1954 and symbolizes Pakistan's ideological foundation, the basis of its economy, its cultural heritage and its guiding principles.[2] The four components of the emblem are a crescent and star crest above a shield, which is surrounded by a wreath, below which is a scroll.[2] The crest and the green colour of the emblem are traditional symbols of Islam
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Pakistani Poetry
Pakistan
Pakistan
has a rich and diverse tradition of poetry that includes Urdu poetry, English poetry, Sindhi poetry, Pashto poetry, Punjabi poetry, Saraiki poetry, Baluchi poetry, and Kashmiri poetry. Sufi poetry
Sufi poetry
has a strong tradition in Pakistan
Pakistan
and the poetry of popular Sufi
Sufi
poets is often recited and sung. Persian poetry
Persian poetry
is still common in Pakistan
Pakistan
as a literary vehicle because of the centuries of Persian influence on the region. Many Sufi poets wrote their Kalam in Persian. Pakistan's best known poet Mohammad Iqbal
Mohammad Iqbal
also wrote many volumes of poetry in Persian. Poetry
Poetry
is widely read across Pakistan. Gatherings for the recitations of poetry known as Mushaira
Mushaira
frequently take place
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Music Of Pakistan
MagazinesDankaTelevisionARY Musik Coke Studio Nescafe Basement Oxygene Uth RecordsInternetTaazi Patari.pkNationalistic and patriotic songsNational anthem Qaumi TaranahRegional musicAzad Jammu & Kashmir Balochistan Tribal Areas Gilgit-Baltistan Islamabad
Islamabad
Capital Territory Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Punjab Sindhv t ePart of a series on theCulture of PakistanHistory
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Media In Pakistan
Media in Pakistan provides information on television, radio, cinema, newspapers, and magazines in Pakistan. Pakistan
Pakistan
has a vibrant media landscape; among the most dynamic in South Asia. To a large extent the media enjoys freedom of expression in spite of political pressure and direct bans sometimes administered by political stake holders.[1] Political pressure on media is mostly done indirectly. One tool widely used by the government is to cut off ‘unfriendly’ media from governmental advertising. Using draconian laws the government has also banned or officially silenced popular television channels. The Pakistan
Pakistan
Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been used to silence the broadcast media by either suspending licenses or by simply threatening to do so
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Radio In Pakistan
Coordinates: 30°N 70°E / 30°N 70°E / 30; 70 Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Pakistan اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاكِستان‬ (Urdu) Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[1]FlagEmblemMotto: Īmān, Ittihād, Nazam ایمان، اتحاد، نظم‬ (Urdu) "Faith, Unity, Discipline" [2]Anthem: Qaumī Tarānah قَومی ترانہ‬ "The National Anthem"[3]Area controlled by
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Television In Pakistan
Television in Pakistan
Pakistan
started in 1964, and the first live transmission of Pakistan Television
Pakistan Television
began on November 26, 1964, in Lahore.[1]Contents1 History 2 Concerns about the rise in influx of foreign channels 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Originally a private sector project in 1961 by prominent industrialist Syed Wajjid Ali who signed a joint venture agreement with Nipon Electric Company (NEC), leading Pakistani engineer Ubaidur Rahman was appointed by Wajjid Ali to head the television project. By 1962, after a series of pilot transmission tests, the project was quickly taken over by the Ayub Khan Government in 1963 for the "greater national interest of Pakistan". President Ayub Khan re-appointed Ubaidur Rahman in 1963 under the Ministry of Information to continue with the NEC joint venture collaboration to launch Pakistan Television
Pakistan Television
or PTV
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Cinema Of Pakistan
The Cinema of Pakistan
Pakistan
or Pakistani cinema (Urdu: پاکِستانی سینما‬‎) refers to the filmmaking industry in Pakistan. Pakistan
Pakistan
is home to several film studios centres, primarily located in its two largest cities - Karachi
Karachi
and Lahore. Pakistani cinema has played an important part in Pakistani culture, and in recent years has begun flourishing again after years of decline, delivering entertainment to audiences in Pakistan
Pakistan
and expatriates abroad. Several film industries are based in Pakistan, which tend to be regional and niche in nature. Over 10,000 Urdu
Urdu
feature-films have been produced in Pakistan
Pakistan
since 1948, as well as over 8000 Punjabi, 6000 Pashto and 2000 Sindhi feature-length films
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Sport In Pakistan
The most popular sport in Pakistan
Pakistan
is Cricket, while Field Hockey, Polo, and Squash are also popular in Pakistan.[1] Traditional sports like kabaddi and other well-known games are also played. The Pakistan Sports
Sports
Board was created in 1962 by the Ministry of Education as a corporate body for the purposes of promoting and developing uniform standards of competition in sports in Pakistan
Pakistan
comparable to the standards prevailing internationally, and regulating and controlling sports in Pakistan
Pakistan
on a national basis. The Ministry of Culture, Sports
Sports
and Tourism, now has control over the Pakistan
Pakistan
Sports
Sports
Board. The PSB controls all 39 sporting federations
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List Of World Heritage Sites In Pakistan
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.[1] The programme was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO
UNESCO
on 16 November 1972 in Paris.[2] Pakistan ratified the convention on 23 July 1976, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list
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National Symbols Of Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan
has several official national symbols including a historic document, a flag, an emblem, an anthem, a memorial tower as well as several national heroes. The symbols were adopted at various stages in the existence of Pakistan
Pakistan
and there are various rules and regulations governing their definition or use. The oldest symbol is the Lahore Resolution, adopted by the All India Muslim League
All India Muslim League
on 23 March 1940, and which presented the official demand for the creation of a separate country for the Muslims of India. The Minar-e- Pakistan
Pakistan
memorial tower which was built in 1968 on the site where the Lahore Resolution
Lahore Resolution
was passed. The national flag was adopted just before independence was achieved on 14 August 1947. The national anthem and the state emblem were each adopted in 1954
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Flag Of Pakistan
The national flag of Pakistan
Pakistan
(Urdu: قومی پرچم‬‎, Qaumī Pārc̱am) was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947, just four days before the country's independence, when it became the official flag of the Dominion of Pakistan.[1][2][3] It was afterwards retained by the current-day Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Pakistan. The flag is a green field with a white crescent moon and five-rayed star at its centre, and a vertical white stripe at the hoist side. Though the green colour is mandated only as 'dark green',[4] its official and most consistent representation is Pakistan
Pakistan
green, which is shaded distinctively darker
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Minar E Pakistan
Minar-e- Pakistan
Pakistan
(Urdu: مینارِ پاکستان‬‎) is a public monument located in, adjacent to the Walled City of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab .[1] The tower was constructed during the 1960s site where the All-India Muslim League
All-India Muslim League
passed the Lahore Resolution on 23 March 1940 - the first official call for a separate and independent homeland for the Muslims of British India, as espoused by the two-nation theory.Contents1 Design1.1 Structure 1.2 Inscriptions2 Symbolic importance 3 Interesting Facts 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksDesign[edit] The tower reflects a blend of Mughal/Islamic and modern architecture. The tower was designed and supervised by, an architect and engineer hailing from Punjab.[2] The foundation stone was laid on 23 March 1960. Construction took eight years, and was completed on 21 October 1968 at an estimated cost of Rs 7,058,000
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Sculpture In Pakistan
The first known sculpture in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
is from the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC), found in sites at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. These include the famous small bronze female dancer. However such figures in bronze and stone are rare and greatly outnumbered by pottery figurines and stone seals, often of animals or deities very finely depicted. After the collapse of the Indus Valley civilization there is little record of sculpture until the Buddhist era, apart from a hoard of copper figures of (somewhat controversially) c
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Lahore Resolution
The Lahore
Lahore
Resolution (Urdu: قرارداد لاہور‬‎, Karardad-e-Lahore; Bengali: লাহোর প্রস্তাব, Lahor Prostab), was drafted by the working committee of All-India Muslim League and presented by A. K. Fazlul Huq, the Prime Minister of Bengal
Bengal
was a formal political statement adopted by the All-India Muslim League on the occasion of its three-day general session in Lahore
Lahore
on 22–24 March 1940
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