Sunday, May 20, 2007

Favourite Five – Why I Am a Proud Pakistani

Khalid Hasan (right) with Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Birmingham, 1978Khalid Hasan, US correspondent of "The Friday Times", lists his reasons.

[This is the eighth article in the Proud, Powerful and Pak series.]

Music
Pakistan's classical, folk and popular musicians (Roshan Ara Begum, Reshman and Nur Jehan respectively).

Poet
Faiz Ahmed Faiz (see the picture).

Writer
Saadat Hasan Manto.

Cuisine
Lahore's street food.

Mysticism
Sufi saints such as Data Ganj Bakhsh, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Madhu Lal Hussain and Sultan Bahu.

[Pakistanis from all walks of life are invited to share what they believe are the five best things about their country. You too must be a part of this. Send your favourites to mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com.]

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