A province of Pakistan, with a population of about 110,000,000. The capital is Lahore, a cultural, historical, economic, and cosmopolitan center of Pakistan where the country’s cinema industry, and much of its fashion industry, are based. Other major cities include Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, and Sialkot. Punjab is also the world’s fifth-most populous subnational entity, and the most populous outside China or India.
Punjab is Pakistan’s most industrialized province, with the industrial sector making up 24% of the province’s gross domestic product. Punjab is known in Pakistan for its relative prosperity and has the lowest rate of poverty among all Pakistani provinces.
Punjab has an amazing ancient cultural heritage and religious diversity. Beautiful Mughal art and craft along with majestic Sufi Shrines, Hinduism Temples, and Sacred Sikhism Sites are the historical and architectural beauty of this region. The Indus valley civilization and the Gandhara Civilization in the northern region of Punjab have their own dominance. Punjab is a unique mixture of Muslims, Sikhs, and Colonial Art.
Punjab has a rich spiritual heritage with saints arriving from central Asia a settling in different parts of the Indian Sub-Continent. The religious tradition and culture is deeply influenced the teaching of the Sufi saints who understand the cultural history of the region and introduced Islam to masses. The spiritual message of the saints was aimed at purification of the body and soul. If you are on a journey to explore the cultural history of Punjab, a visit to famous shrines is a great source of inspiration even as a believer of a different faith.Shrines in Punjab have a deep impact on Punjabi culture. The Subcontinent’s famous saint Syed Ali Al-Hajvery lies in the shrine at Lahore. An important is light festival, which is held annually at the shrine of Shah Hussain, Lahore. The shrine of Bibi Jawinda at Uch Sharif is also a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List. One cannot miss the yearly festival called Urs at the shrines of Shah Rukn e Alam and Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya in Multan. Built-in 1330 AD, the shrine of Shah Shams Tabrizi in Multan is also visited by thousands of devotees