Practical Information in Pakistan

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Here are a few things you should know about Pakistan.

Languages:

Official languages

Urdu & English

Other languages

Nearly all Pakistanis speak mutually related provincial Indo-Iranian languages of the Indo-European family. The most widely spoken is Punjabi, followed by Pashto, Sindhi and Balochi. Other Indo-European languages spoken in Pakistan include Seraiki, Dari, Hindko, Pothohari, Gujarathi, Shina, Wakhi, Kashmiri, Khowar and many others. In addition, small groups of non-Indo-European languages are also spoken including Brahui which is a Dravidian language and Burushaski which is a language isolate.

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September 25, 2007 change by maztek (1 point)
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Currency

The local currency is the Pakistan Rupee (PKR)

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Seraiki

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Cultural heritage
Cultural heritage
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According to Pakistan's census, Seraikis, with a population figure of 10.53%, comprise the 4th largest ethnic group in the country, after Punjabis (44.15%), Pashtuns (15.42%) and Sindhis (14.1%).
Seraiki is the 61st largest language out of more than 6000 languages in the world. It has a very rich culture and is the representative language of Sindh Valley Civilization.
There are nearly forty million people in Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, more..

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Urdu & English

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Urdu and English are both recognized as the official languages of Pakistan.
English is used in government and corporate business and by the educated urban elite. Private as well as public universities use English as the medium of instruction for degree courses.
Urdu is the lingua franca of the people, being widely spoken as a second language, although it is the mother tongue of only 7.57% of the population, mainly Muhajirs  (Muslim refugees from India after 1947), while an unknown more..

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