Hello everyone ! I am Shaista Khurshid from Karachi- Pakistan.I teach in Beaconhouse School System –Jubilee Campus. It is situated in a small town Korangi.
I have taught different subjects like Mathematics, History, Geography, English, Urdu. Presently I am teaching General Science to level VII and VIII.
I have given my life to my profession, its 22nd year in this field. I feel still I need to learn more. Every day in every class I learn something new. To join learning circle is also a part of my learning process.
Brief Introduction of My Country -Pakistan
Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The name Pakistan is derived from the Urdu words Pak (meaning pure) and stan (meaning country). It is nearly twice the size of California.
The northern and western highlands of Pakistan contain the towering Karakoram and Pamir mountain ranges, which include some of the world's highest peaks: K2 (28,250 ft; 8,611 m) and Nanga Parbat (26,660 ft; 8,126 m). The Baluchistan Plateau lies to the west, and the Thar Desert and an expanse of alluvial plains, the Punjab and Sind, lie to the east. The 1,000-mile-long (1,609 km) Indus River and its tributaries flow through the country from the Kashmir region to the Arabian Sea.
Pakistan was one of the two original successor states to British India, which was partitioned along religious lines in 1947. For almost 25 years following independence, it consisted of two separate regions, East and West Pakistan, but now it is made up only of the western sector. Both India and Pakistan have laid claim to the Kashmir region; this territorial dispute led to war in 1949, 1965, 1971, 1999, and remains unresolved today.
Pakistan is well-known for its beautiful Northern areas. These areas are truly called a visitor’s paradise. Pakistan has some of the world’s most beautiful valleys in its Northern areas having alpine flowers, fairy meadows, turbulent rivers and snow-covered mountains.
Cultural Heritage of Pakistan
The society and culture of Pakistan, comprises frequent assorted cultures and national groups as the Punjabis, Kashmiri and Sindhis in the east; the tribal cultures of the Baloch and Pashtun in the west; and the very old Dardic and Tajik communities in the north. These Pakistani cultures have been greatly influenced by many of the surrounding countries’ cultures, such as the Turkish, Persian, Afghan, and Indians of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.
The land where the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is situated today had been a seat of world’s leading Civilizations from the time immemorial.
The legacy of our predecessors at the time of our independence, on August 14, 1947, came to us as a treasure which may be called as Pakistan’s national heritage. So rich and diversified is this heritage that Pakistani nation can be proud of its glorious past, be Islamic, Post Islamic or pre-Islamic period as far back as pre-historic times. No other country of the world can produce the treasure of by gone days as can be found in Pakistan.
The Cultural Heritage of Pakistan is spread over the centuries, starting from pre-historic times to the present day and which may be summarized in the following periods:
- Indus Civilization
- Gandhara Civilization
- Islamic Period
- Sikh Period
- British Period
- Post independence Period