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The Nation

Whether in the city or in the countryside, the family is at the heart of Pakistani life. Outside the cities, and particularly near the northern borders with Afghanistan, people adhere to centuries-old regional tribal customs and live in extended families of many generations; in the urban areas, the growing middle class often comprises a nuclear family. Regardless of size, Pakistani families value hospitality, warmth, family, and friends.

Friends and Family

It is with family and friends that Pakistanis learn their first words from the Quran, celebrate births and weddings, and mourn the death of loved ones.

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The Land

Just as in America, Pakistani public life includes work and school, religious life, and sports and entertainment.

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