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Pakistan: On Pakistaniat

All Things Pakistan on defining what Pakistaniat means to various individuals. “we ask our readers to share the one thing – a song, an image, a verse, a thought, a quote, a person, anything – that represents their Pakistaniat for them.”


  • Musarrat Ali Khan

    The following are the PAKISTANIAT for me

    . When i see Pakistani Flag flying on August 14th.
    . When i hear the Muazzin calling for Prayer.
    . When Mahdi Hassan sings-This is your Country and you are its Guardians.
    . When i see people praying on the deck of a Pakistan Navy Vessel.

  • This term doesn’t make sense and I as an PAkistani being don’t know what that means. There is nothing and no such a word as Pakistaniat with 4 sinnbals, the max is 3 PAK=IStan=i.
    I think people should stop making up new words which doesn’t even fit and looks very fake.

  • For me roadside pan shops ,rickshaws and the co2 emission and cheerfull secular families filling up food stores and playlands maker a irresitable pakistaniat ….

    Enjoy my ArtWork..

  • Meka

    I think you are refering to the essence of being a Pakistani national and all this primordial connection entails. As a Pakistani living abroad, any reference to something/someone back “home” strikes a fierce sense of sadness and nostalgia, for a place that often seems foreign to me yet is always willing to welcome me home with open arms. Happy Independence Day!

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