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Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city in Pakistan by population. It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil. The administration of the city is subdivided into nine Union Councils. In 1881, Nawab of Bahawalpur gave this city its current name by naming it after his first-born son and crown prince Rahim Yar Khan.
One of Pakistan's nicest and cleanest cities. Rahim Yar Khan is also a key industrial hub, with numerous important industries situated there. Agriculture is the occupation of 65 percent of people living in Rahim Yar Khan, making it one of the greatest cotton producers in the world. On the Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line, the Rahim Yar Khan railway station is a prominent station of Pakistan Railways.
The city is home to a diverse population. Rahim Yar Khan is home to people of all nationalities and races, although it is dominated by Punjabis. Urdu, Riyasti, Sindhi, and Baluchi are among the languages spoken. This city has a diverse cultural heritage. The Rajput, Arain Jat, and Gujjar are the dominant tribes in the city. Festivals are celebrated by all ethnic groups. People are straightforward and open-minded. Wheat is the area's primary food source. Kabaddi is popular and is played in practically all of the districts' urban and rural regions. The city's literacy rate for those aged 15 and above is 78.6 %.
A long loose shirt made of coarse cotton that hangs up to the knees, a pagri, and a chaddar is the most prevalent male outfits in rural areas. Shalwar and Dupatta are the most popular outfits in urban areas. Short shirts, ghagras, and Dopattas are commonly worn by ladies in the Cholistan region. Dresses are made of inexpensive, coarse fabric. Men in rural communities wear village cobbler-made shoes (Mochi). This region's ladies enjoy wearing gold and silver jewelry.
People prefer to dine at home since it is more convenient. Chopri roti, wheat bread/buttered bread, daal, saag, lassi, butter, meat, milk, vegetables, and mutton with plenty of onions, chilies, and pickles are the most common foods they enjoy. Furthermore, they always pay respect to their elders. They honor their feet by touching them and get a blessing in return. Females' favorite dance is Giddha, and boys' favorite dance is Bhangra, which is frequently done on special occasions.