Punjab (Pakistan)

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Chenab River - Near Sialkot, Lahore Fort, Nankana Sahib, Faisalabad, Noor Mahal - Bahawalpur,

The Punjab (Shahmukhi: پنجاب: About this sound Punjab.ogg ) is the most populous province of Pakistan, with about 56% of the country's total population.[3] The neighbouring areas are Azad Kashmir to the north, the Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan to the east, the Pakistani province of Sindh to the south, the province of Balochistan to the southwest, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, and the Islamabad Capital Territory to the north. The Punjab is home to the Punjabis and various other groups. The main languages are Punjabi and Saraiki[4] and the dialects of Mewati and Potowari. The name Punjab derives from the Persian words Panj (پنج) (Five), and Āb (آب) (Water), i.e. (the) Five Waters - referring to the Indus River and its four primary tributaries of Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej, that flow through Punjab.


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