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Pakistani Art: Insights into cultural and religious art throughout Pakistan's history, including Indian and Greco-Roman influences.

Pakistan MusicPage: Links to national Pakistani music. More links coming soon to new music. Real Player/Real Audio Required.

Photo Valet: Pakistan Extensive gallery of copyrighted images of architecture and cities in Pakistan. Focus on Lahore, Quetta and Karachi. Archives searchable.

Pre-Historic Pakistan Simple site gives information about two of Pakistan's major cities, Lahore and Peshawar as well as cultural information and a brief history.

Ethnicities of PakistanThis link from BBC news gives a look at the tribes in northern Pakistan and their impact on national events.

Pakistan through History This site gives an in depth look at Pakistan’s history from pre-history to independence to today.

Virtual Pakistan This site gives an on-line tour of Pakistan landscape and architecture, specifically focusing on the older buildings of Karachi
Brief History This site gives a very detailed look at the brief history of the state of Pakistan; specifically designed to provide information for pedagogical applications

Women in Politics News article from Asia Times: This site gives a look into the varied yet crucial role that women have played in politics in Pakistan.

Cultural Profiles Project: Pakistan:Information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Links available to food, family life, education, religion, etc, as well as what a Pakistani can expect going into Canada.

Photos of Pakistani life: Pakistan Photo Gallery, with links to religion, Karakoram, people, architecture and markets.

Cultural info, Includes history of the country's name, as well as links to cultural and economic information. Travel tips and links to other information on Pakistan also available

Live Karachi cam: A LIVE VIEW of Sharah-e-Faisal Karachi as seen from Instec Digital's office window facing East

Pakastani recipes: with additional information about culture, cooking methods, etc. and links to Pakistani news


Business Recorder: Up to date info. on economy of Pakistan. Very thorough site includes information and data regarding all sectors of the Pakistani economy from Agriculture to Taxation.

Government and Politics

"The story of Pakistan" The most comprehensive reference on the political history of Pakistan, This site gives a look at some of the most prominent figures in Pakistan’s history.

Official Pakistan government website (under construction)

Get a visa to Pakistan: visa application plus lots of other relevant information including travel document requirements, customs information and an overview of Pakistani culture and history. Also lists travel advisories and other Pakistan travel specifics.

Government radio programs, live Pakistani radio program. Requires Real Player.

Electionworld: Pakistan Information regarding and results from the most recent elections in Pakistan. Links to other nations available.

Pakistan Peoples Party Parlimentary (PPP): Lists basic tenets of the PPP, with links to party stances on many issues of national interest. Can even submit email questions to be answered by a party representative..

Pakistan's Permanent Mission to the UN Gives links to information about Pakistan (such as Basic Facts,Ministries and Departments, Pakistan and OIC, Pakistan and the NAM, Pakistani Media,Pakistan and SAARC,Pakistan & ECO,Pakistan & D -8 and other Useful sites) as well as speeches and statements made and the important issues being addressed.

Pakistan’s embassy in the U.S. :gives access to appropriate consular offices, online tour and press releases as well as contact information and links to the Pakistani community

Government Structure of Pakistan: This site looks at the Constitution, Government and Legislation in Pakistan and gives an overview of Pakistani governmental thinking.

Changes in LawThis site gives a description of some of the recent and current changes in Pakistani law.

Changes in Pakistan This site gives a look at the times law and the constitution has been changed and re-written in this states short history.

Political History of Modern Pakistan This site looks at how the party that is in power today in Pakistan recently came to power and how it began.



Paknews non-partisan, non-political independent Internet news service

Jang-group English and Urdu news service

Frontier Post National daily published from Peshawar

Herald -most widely read and respected current affairs publication. Respected for independent viewpoint. (English)


Answers to Islamic doctrinal questions: Responses to many doctrinal questions over varied topics related to food, jewelery, fasting, etc. with additional weekly articles by various authors and links of interest.

Islamization in Pakistan: Gives an overview of islamization of Pakistan including educational, economic and legal perspectives.

1 up info: Religion
This site looks at the different religions in Pakistan and laws that affect these religions.



Links Contributed by Justin Rich and Alen Howard

©2002. Middle Eastern Studies Links - University of Oklahoma (Prof. Joshua Landis).