Pakistan is a country with diverse and intriguing landscape, home to very ancient and traditional cultures as well as an urbane and educated population. The Pakistani diaspora therefore is also very diverse in terms of their cultural, educational and social background.
In the US you would find Pakistanis working for the Harvard Medical School as scientists, which is as good as it gets and then you would find Pakistanis who work at odd jobs in supermarkets and gas stations. In between the two, there are many school teachers, doctors, computer programmers, engineers and office managers who originate from Pakistan.
Pakistan is host to world class engineering and medical universities, which offer sate subsidized education. English is the medium of instruction for higher education. This is why Pakistani engineers and doctors are found working all over the world from the Middle East to Europe and the US.
Aliya Anjum is the author of several titles including Two Weeks of Solo Travel in Greece: A Pakistani Girl’s Diary and An Arranged Marriage.
Apart from being an author Aliya is also a history and travel buff with her own history including teaching, journalism, hosting a current affairs program, working for the Pakistani government, and studying in both her home country of Pakistan and abroad. Find her at her blog History Tells Us.
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