5 things Nepalis are fond of in Pakistan

Nepal and Pakistan share a similar kind of food, dress, music form and style. Therefore, many Nepalese are attracted towards Pakistan's fascinating culture, music, and beauty

The total straight line distance between Pakistan and Nepal is 1347 kilometres and 232.29 metres, which is 837.1 miles. Though this is a straight line distance, the actual travel distance between Pakistan and Nepal may be higher due to lack of direct flights between these two nations. Nepal – Pakistan relations are classified as bilateral relations between the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Both nations are Himalayan states and established diplomatic ties on 29 March, 1960, signing agreements to reciprocate the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status of importance for developing trade and co-operation.

Despite many conflicts and terrorism grievances in Pakistan whenever the latter’s name is taken, there are a few things that ring Nepalese ears. Nepal and Pakistan share a similar kind of food, dress, music form and style. Therefore, many Nepalese are attracted towards Pakistan’s fascinating culture, music, and beauty.

Coke Studio:

Coke Studio is the longest-running annual TV music show in Pakistan since 2008. Coke Studio combines different musical forms like traditional classic, folk, Sufi, Qawwali, Ghazal, pop and many more. According to the statistical data of Social Bakers, Nepal comes on 12th position on the list of Coke Studio Pakistan’s. Thousands of Nepalese are listeners of Coke Studio and are fans of many artist like Atif Aslam, Abida Parveen, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Zafar etc. Likewise, famous Nepali band “Kutumba” has given music to Coke Studio Pakistan in the song “Laage Re Nain,” season 6.

Spicy Food:

When it comes to Pakistani food items and dishes, the country is famous for its spicy and masala taste. Pakistani cuisine varies from region to region, reflecting the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Nepalese and Pakistanis share almost a similar kind of food style and use of masala, known for their richness. When Nepalese think about Pakistani food, the first few things in the line of many that come to their mind are Biryani, Chicken Kebab, Chicken Tikka, Shwarma, DRY fruits and many more.

Shalwar Kurta and Leather stuff:

Most of the ladies in Nepal wear shalwar kurta in their daily day to days and are peculiarly fond of Pakistani shalwar kurta of good quality with a variety of beautiful embroidered designs that are rare to find in Nepal. Likewise, the leather industry of Pakistan ranks as the second biggest export-oriented industry of the country. Every year Pakistani businessman organise an exhibition of local products like leather items, textiles, handicrafts etc. in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Nepalese have a high demand for leather items like jackets, purses, shoes, bags and many more.

Beauty:

Pakistan is a geographically and ethnically diverse country that has much to offer, all the way from natural beauty and historical heritage to cultural diversity. Pakistan also has a plethora of beautiful and attractive faces and personalities.  Many Nepalese are fans of Pakistani models, actors, actresses and artists like Fawad Khan, Maira Khan, Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Saba Qamar etc.

Cricket:

Cricket in South Asian countries is more than just a game. When there is a match between India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka then it becomes a festive season for everyone. Nepal loves to watch a match between these countries, especially that of Pakistan and India. As a successful all-rounder player, Shahid Afridi is extremely famous amongst cricket lovers in Nepal.