Sports and Recreation

Pakistanis are enthusiastic sports fans and families watch many sporting events together. Field hockey, cricket and squash are favourite sports. Pakistani soccer players are among the best in the world, but cricket is the country's passion. Cricket is to Pakistanis what hockey is to Canadians. Pakistan also holds occasional polo competitions.

The foothills of the Himalayas offer opportunities for mountain-climbing, trekking and, in winter, skiing.

In the Arabian Sea Deep sea fishing, sailing and water sports are possible.

A traditional Pakistani sport is kabaddi. It is performed by a group that wrestles, as well as runs, while repeating the word kabaddi in one deep breath

Did you know?

The highest polo grounds in the world are nestled in the high hills of Northern Pakistan.