How Shalwar kameez became the national dress of Pakistan?


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

Shahroz 3 years 2 Answers 646 views

Answers ( 2 )

  1. The shalwar came from pashtoon culture the kameez came from punjabisariki culture so quid-e-azam said lets make a dress that represent merger and union of two cultures and he asked fatimah jinnah his sister to wear one too and so it came into existence and was made national dress of Pakistan as it was modest and was symbol of unity between provinces.

  2. 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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