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Pakistani clothing

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Pakistani clothing

The term Pakistani clothing refers to the ethnic clothing that is typically worn by individuals in the country of Pakistan and by the people of Pakistani origin. Pakistani clothes express the culture of Pakistan, the demographics of Pakistan and cultures from the Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Pashtun and Kashmir regions of the country. Dress in each regional culture reflect weather conditions, way of living and distinctive style which gives it a unique identity among all cultures.

Pakistani national dress

The shalwar kameez is the national dress of Pakistan[1][2] and is worn by men and women in all four provinces Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the country and in Azad Kashmir. Shalwar refers to loose trousers and kameez refers to shirts. Since 1982, all officials working in the secretariat are required to wear the national dress.[3]

Each province has its own style of wearing the shalwar qameez such as Sindhi shalwar kameez, Punjabi shalwar[4] kameez, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shalwar kameez and Balochi shalwar kameez. Pakistanis wear clothes ranging from exquisite colours and designs to various types of fabric such as (silk, chiffon, cotton, etc.).[5]

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