Khalid Hasan, US correspondent of "The Friday Times", lists his reasons.
[This is the eighth article in the Proud, Powerful and Pak series.]
Pakistan's classical, folk and popular musicians (Roshan Ara Begum, Reshman and Nur Jehan respectively).
Faiz Ahmed Faiz (see the picture).
Saadat Hasan Manto.
Lahore's street food.
Sufi saints such as Data Ganj Bakhsh, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Madhu Lal Hussain and Sultan Bahu.
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