Pakistani village life is the traditional rural life of the people of Pakistan.
The rural villagers of Pakistan commonly live in houses made of bricks, clay or mud. These typically have two or three rooms which house extended families. In the modern days they are living by making separate home for each family but they don't live way from each other, they are extending their villages by making more homes. In Gongrani, Baluchistan, people live in homes built within cliff-side caves that are connected by walkways. Most of the villagers are farmers but other rural occupations include blacksmiths, hairdressers and tailorers, shepherds.
The traditional culture of the village is now subject to change due to the effects upon village society from the introduction of modern technology, such as pumps and tube wells for irrigation. Resistance to social and cultural changes exists among Pakistani village inhabitants, and varying methods of managing these changes have been tried.
Socioeconomic status among rural Pakistani villagers is often based upon the ownership of agricultural land, which also may provide social prestige in village cultures. The majority of rural Pakistani inhabitants livelihoods is based upon the rearing of livestock, which also comprises a significant part of Pakistan's gross domestic product. Some livestock raised by rural Pakistanis include cattle and goats.
- ^ abBlack, Carolyn (2002), Pakistan: The People, p. 18, ISBN 9780778793472
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 104.
- ^S.M.H. Zaidi (1970), The village culture in transition. A study of East Pakistan rural society.
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 102.
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 105.
- ^Knerr, Béatrice (Prof. Dr.). page 106.
Pakistan is an agricultural country. About 70% of the population depends upon agriculture directly or indirectly. All these people are living in villages. Village life in our country has its own blessings and problems. We can easily compare it with the city life.
Village Life is very simple, sincere and frank. People living there, have no artificiality and no hypocrisy. Their joys and sorrows are very simple and their needs of life are also limited. They have no high ambitions of life and lead a contented life. They enjoy real peace of mind because they are free from the unnecessary worries and responsibilities of life.
Life in a village is also very peaceful. It is free from the dust and noise of traffic as well as the smoke and dust produced by the factories. The villagers can enjoy fresh air, open sunshine and the beautiful scenes of nature like the green fields, tall hills, murmuring streams, chirping birds, etc, there is no fear of adulteration as faced by the people living in cities.
However, village life in Pakistan is not without draw-backs. Most of the villages are far away from the cities and market. They are not linked with the cities by roads and railway lines. There are no facilities of transport, electricity, hospital and telephone. Many of the villages in our country are still without any school for boys and girls. Un-employment is also there in village because uneducated people cannot get any job or chances of progress like the people living in cities.
The government of Pakistan has been ignoring people in village for long time. We cannot become an advanced country by keeping our villagers poor and backward. The banks should also open branches in villages to provide easy loan to the farmers. In this way there will be a revolution in the life of the farming community.