WELCOME TO PAKISTAN
The Land of Hospitality , Culture and Mountain Treasure!
Pakistan, the South Asian Country, got independence from British-India on 14th August 1947, shares an eastern border with India and a northern-eastern border with China . Iran makes up the country southwest border, and Afghanistan runs along its western and northern edge. The Arabian Sea is Pakistan southern boundary with 1,064 km of coastline.
The historical background of Pakistan is very rich, the Mughal architecture of the 16th century, Badshahi Mosque, Royal Fort of Akbar in Lahore and various archaeological sites of Buddha period that date back to 2nd – 3rd century. Gandharh Museums in Swat, Peshawar and other castles in Skardu, Hunza, Chitral are worth seeing for cultural interested people. In Taxila you may see sculptures and reliefs of the Great Buddha. The Indus Valley civilization flourished four thousand five hundred years ago. Through the ages Pakistan has been the cradle of some of the greatest civilizations the world has known.
The diversity of the country is mirrored by its people, a wide range of races and tribes, different faces, clothes and activities. Pakistan has great potential for tourists offering mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, sea, deserts glaciers forest and meadows. It has wonderful variety of flora and fauna, the varieties of fruits grown here probably neither grows in any other country in the world. Nature has also bestowed Pakistan with unlimited wealth. There are lots of minerals, fuel and energy resources like oil, coal and natural gas which have been discovered. The varieties of the precious and semi-precious stones are much more than in any other country. Northern Pakistan is a geological museum for the rock forming minerals and for the landscape. The Northern part of our land is, perhaps one of the last bastions of peace and tranquillity in the fast paced world. The Karakorum Highway which is built on the footprints of Marco polo, also called Silk Road , hacked through the majestic Karakoram Mountain Range is a marvel of modern engineer skill and it is also considered to be 8th wonder of the world. The drive on Karakoram Highway is long experience as the road snakes through some of the most scenic areas. The Indus River that is one of the world’s longest rivers, rises in south-western Tibet and flows northwest through the valleys of Himalayas to the south of Pakistan and finally falls into the Arabian Sea .