A Journey of Antiquity to Modernity
“A Journey of Antiquity to Modernity” encapsulates mankind’s journey living in the subcontinent and developing into modern-day Pakistan that upholds its independent identity as a free nation.
The earliest human settlement in Pakistan can be dated back to 7000 BCE and 5500 BCE in the town of “Mehrgarh” in Balochistan. Peshawar, situated in the Valley of Peshawar, a broad area situated east of the historic Khyber Pass and close to the Afghanistan–Pakistan border, Peshawar’s recorded history dates back to at least 539 BCE, making it the oldest city in Pakistan as well as one of the oldest cities in South Asia.
“Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope others will share with us.”
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
Azad Kashmir’s economy largely depends on agriculture, services, and tourism. Nearly 87% of Azad Kashmiri households own farm property, and the region has the highest rate of school enrolment in Pakistan and a literacy rate of approximately 72%.