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, 3-A Trust colony, Bahawalpur or you can camp. Do Buy You can buy local tie and dye clothes (Chunri) from the local markets. Silver jewelry is also very pretty. Handmade close sandals (with embroidery) called ''khussas'' are also available at affordable prices (about $5 for a pair).To shop for clothes you can visit Outfitters, crossroads, riverstone, boom fashion. Eat Sohn Halwa: Sohn Halwa is the most special sweet dish of Bahawalpur. You can buy most delicious and fantastic Sohn Halwa mixed with dry fruits and nuts from certain old halwa maker shops. *


In Pakistan Urdu is mostly learned as a second or a third language as nearly 93% of Pakistan's population has a mother tongue other than Urdu. Despite this, Urdu was chosen as a token of unity and as a lingua franca so as not to give any native Pakistani language preference over the other. Urdu is therefore spoken and understood by the vast majority in some form or another, including a majority of urban dwellers in such cities as Karachi, Lahore, Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Faisalabad, Hyderabad (Hyderabad, Sindh), Peshawar, Quetta, Jhang, Sargodha and Skardu. It is written, spoken and used in all Provinces Territories of Pakistan (Subdivisions of Pakistan) despite the fact that the people from differing provinces may have different indigenous languages, as from the fact that it is the "base language" of the country. For this reason, it is also taught as a compulsory subject up to higher secondary school in both English and Urdu medium school systems. This has produced millions of Urdu speakers from people whose mother tongue is one of the State languages of Pakistan (Provincial languages of Pakistan) such as Punjabi (Punjabi language), Pashto (Pashto language), Sindhi (Sindhi language), Balochi (Balochi language), Potwari (Potwari language), Hindko (Hindko language), Pahari (Pahari languages), Saraiki (Saraiki language), Balti (Balti language), and Brahui (Brahui language) but they can read and write only Urdu. It is absorbing many words from the regional languages of Pakistan. This variation of Urdu is sometimes referred to as Pakistani Urdu. So while most of the population is conversant in Urdu, it is the mother tongue only of an estimated 7% of the population, mainly Muslim immigrants (known as Muhajir (Muhajir (Pakistan)) in Pakistan) from different parts of the Indian subcontinent (India, Burma, Bangladesh etc.). The regional languages are also being influenced by Urdu vocabulary. There are millions of Pakistanis whose mother tongue is not Urdu, but since they have studied in Urdu medium schools, they can read and write Urdu along with their native language. Most of the nearly five million Afghan refugees of different ethnic origins (such as Pashtun (Pashtun people), Tajik (Tājik people), Uzbeks

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