How Shalwar kameez became the national dress of Pakistan?

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Shahroz
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What is history of this dress?
How it got regarded as the national dress?
Who initiated it?

The shalwar kameez is the national dress of Pakistan[1][2] and is worn by men and women in all Five provinces PunjabSindhBaluchistanKhyber Pakhtunkhwa And Gilgit Baltistanin the country and in Azad Kashmir. Salwar refers to loose trousers and kameez refers to shirts. Since 1982, all officials working in the secretariat are required to wear the national dress.[3]

Each province has its own style of wearing the salwar kameez such as Sindhi shalwar kameez, Punjabi shalwar[4] kameez, Pashtun shalwar kameez and Balochi shalwar kameez. Pakistanis wear clothes ranging from exquisite colours and designs to various types of fabric such as silkchiffoncotton, etc.[5]

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