Punjab Local Customs

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Punjab Local Customs

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    Lahore Local Customs

    Well, it pretty much a well-known fact that women in Pakistan many times are expected to cover their heads...especially in mosques! But...here I was walking around the Badshai Mosque in Lahore and I saw several Pakistani women not covering their heads! I felt very confused...otherwise I would say it is a must in mosques...

  • Shaking Hands with women

    Lahore Local Customs

    Pakistan is an Islamic state and men shaking hands with women is not apriciated however if the lady her self show her hand to greet than you may also shake hand but it is quite rare.It is better to say 'Salam' incase you cant say the complete greeting i.e, 'Aslam-u-aleakum' this act is considered as act of respect and honour towards women.

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    Lahore Local Customs

    You may encounter a bit of problem communicating with street food vendors and with drivers of vans and rickshaws. In this situation, just request for help of anybody around you, he will be more than happy to interpret for you. English is second language in Pakistan and is widely spoken in the cities only.

  • Bargaining

    Lahore Local Customs

    When you shop in the Bazaars of Lahore (or any Bazaar in Pakistan for that matter) you will notice that mostly there are no price tags on the items for sale. The reason is, that the price is very "flexible" there. For Westeners (Goras) and even Pakistanis who live in the West (like myself) the initial prices are usually higher than those for...

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