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The Nation

Travel books often describe countries as “a land of contrasts,” and that is especially true in Pakistan , where the ancient and modern exist together. In cities like Karachi, young people in cafes chat on cell phones about the latest movie from Lahore, Pakistan’s film center. At the same time, children in the country help their parents with farming and herding duties.

The People

Ethnically diverse yet united by a shared religion, living in bustling cities and small villages throughout its four provinces, the citizens of Pakistan are heirs to a long history of civilization.

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The Land

From the icy peak of K2 in the Himalayas to the rich Indus River delta and the sandy beaches of the Arabian Sea, the country of Pakistan fits a world’s worth of geography into the area of Texas.

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