Pakistan

Top 10 Things

  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • Never try to pay a food etc bill or contribute for it when you are a guest and your hosts do not want you to pay. It is considered a shame for a host. --SaadUsman
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  • Women in Pakistan do not shake hands with men. A verbal greeting suffices. --MENiX
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  • Men should not present gifts to brides as it is against cultural and Islamic norms. Therefore, the gift must be presented with the message that it is being offered on behalf of a female family member. For instance, "I got this for you from my wife." --Tooba Kamran
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  • At the Dholki event, women of different ages gather and sit on the rug on the floor. Only women sit and sing songs. Men are not allowed to sit in such a group. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Never Post or share photos or videos of the wedding on social media without permission. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Import of alcohol and pork are illegal. For a non muslim to consume alcohol, a licence will be needed from the government. --Fasiha
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  • Don't sit in other people's seats, and don't pick up something from the floor without permission. In some cultures, these things are considered bad-mannered (though this might depend on the situation). --Tooba Kamran
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  • Never Bring any alcohol or drugs on occasion, as it is strictly prohibited in Islamic culture. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Tread cautiously which talking about anything related to Islam. Its a sensitive topic and one mistake can lead to hell. --Zaheer
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  • You won't go hungry at Pakistani weddings, we promise. Food is taken only through self-service. Do not be too early or too late in taking food. It wouldn't be very comfortable for them if they ate lately. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Ratjaga is an Urdu word meaning to stay awake all night. You will have to stay up all night, even if you have to drink coffee frequently. In social settings, it's acceptable to take tea and other refreshments with grace. --Tooba Kamran
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  • It is usually polite to wait until everyone has their food before beginning to eat. Moreover, always wait for your turn while taking food to your plate. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Only visit any function with a formal invitation. --Tooba Kamran
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  • In Pakistan, wedding functions last a minimum of five days. If you are a tourist, consider requesting at least a week off. After the wedding, arrange your journey to see other regions of Pakistan. Ask your hosts for some recommendations. --Tooba Kamran
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  • A wedding gift should always be given by looking at your relationships with the person in front of you. If there is no close relationship, there is no need to give something very precious as a gift. --Tooba Kamran
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  • At Pakistani weddings, avoid wearing short skirts, tight pants, and skimpy dresses. Women should wear a shalwar kameez (long shirt with baggy pants) or Sharara (a long floor-length skirt). Men can wear shalwar kameez or traditional Pakistani clothes called sherwani (loose pants, coat-like tops). --Tooba Kamran
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  • At wedding occasions, Pakistanis frequently serve extra food to their guests. You might say thank you so much and praise the food, but the host probably won't give up. Being gracious in accepting an offer might be more straightforward and more suitable. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Dress according to the event of wedding. You can't just go in jeans and t-shirt, as it is considered inappropriate and people might stare at you. --sundas
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  • Make sure you have to attempt to stay awake throughout the ceremony because Pakistani weddings have a habit of having unusual timings. --Tooba Kamran
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  • Make sure to bring a small gift for the bride and groom; giving money in an envelope (Salami) is the customary practice to give as a bride and groom present. Don't settle for just giving a bouquet as a wedding present; however, you can share them as a compliment. --Tooba Kamran
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