The River Indus and its five tributaries flow through the lush green
plains of the Punjab, giving the province its name (the word Punj
means five, ab means water).
The Punjab is the most populous province and the most productive
agricultural region of the country.
Verdant fields and vast orchards produce bumper harvests of staple foods
such as rice, wheat, cotton, fruits and vegetables.
Punjabis are a hardy race, strong on tradition and dignity. Many of the
sons of this soil serve the nation as brave and devoted soldiers in the
Lahore, the provincial capital, retains the strongest impression of the
grandeur of the Mughal era. The famous Mughal emperors loved this city
and bequeathed to it a magnificent architectural legacy in mosques,
mausoleums and stately gardens. These monuments of the past are
well-preserved as popular tourist attractions.
Lahore is also the cultural centre of Pakistan and continues to provide
the nation with eminent philosophers, poets, writers and sportsmen.
Gifted craftsmen create traditional handicrafts with a skill and
inspiration that is passed on from generations. Centuries of tradition
are interwoven in the intricate designs of the famous carpets and
dhurries of Lahore, in the exquisite ceramics of Multan and the many
varieties of handicrafts produced in cottage industries throughout the
Cities of Punjab
Four Provinces of Pakistan
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