When you are traveling up north, there is more than just the concern of not being able to trek. In the recent few decades, the concept of back-packing has settled well with us Pakistanis. It is more than just a tradition to take a hike up north once every year. The purple, snow-capped peaks of Himalayas gasp wonder and beauty for the people of Pakistan.
Loaded with health benefits, longevity and essential vitamins including Vitamin E & K, olives and olive oil is widely used all around the world. Since ancient times Mediterranean countries have focused on the production of olives and olive oil, extensively using it for cooking and health purposes. Pakistan is blessed by mother nature thus the country’s production has always been centered around agricultural produce. To encourage the growth of olives in the country, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to initiate a project of one billion solely on olive tree plantation project.
In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan lies a beautiful and cultural district known as Chitral. The district is a very popular tourist spot of this country mainly because of its customs and traditions which stand out from other places of Pakistan. Sharing borders with other popular tourist places like Swat and Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral is usually included in the trip of majority of tourists who make arrangements for Pakistan tour. The history of Chitral Pakistan, tourist attractions, weather and accommodation will make you visit this place at least once in your life. The locals speak Khowar language and take pride in their unique cultures and traditions whose roots date back to many centuries. They are known as Khow and are well-recognized for their ethnic diversity. Religiously, however, approximately 97% of the population comprises of Muslims while it is said that Kalash tribes are atheists.
Music is a magical tool that helps people escape stress, anxiety, depression and boredom. No place exists on Earth where people do not listen to music because it has been recognized as a necessity under many situations. Talking specifically in the context of Pakistani music, it has several branches and each one of them is special in its own way. Broadly, you may categorize music into with and without lyrics. In the context of Pakistan, we must closely observe the former category. Music does not only refer to the songs that are played in movies or concerts. In Pakistan, you will be able to find a huge variety of music which you may or may not like since the taste of each individual varies. From compositions depicting Sufism to Ghazals, regional and modern collections, music of Pakistan never fails to excite and entertain local and foreign population.
Pakistan’s most visited tourist attractions including the mighty Karakorum, Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountain ranges provide a bubble of serenity in the troubled land. News of glaciers retreating in the high mountains of Asia has intensified concerns about the impacts of climate change on the hydrological systems of central, southern, and eastern parts of Asia. The massive glaciers of Baltoro and Biafo stretch for over 60 kilometers each in the Karakorum Mountains. In an effort to strengthen early warning systems and reduce the impact of flooding in the country, the Pakistani government has taken initiatives to enhance glacier monitoring.