Editor’s Note: Rare black & white village life photos dating back to 1890s are in the last portion of this post.
Pakistan is an agriculture based country and most of the population lives in the rural areas. People living in the villages have their own way of life which is quite different from the city dwellers. Their life is simple, they have a cleaner pollution free environment and they eat simple, healthy and pure diet. In this segment, the real life in villages is shown through photos (Pics) . The life in rural areas and Pakistani villages is worth seeing.
A Woman Making Chappati (Roti/Phulka) in the Open
A Woman Preparing Lunch for Guests. Photo sent by Syed Zaheer Abbas.
A Typical Outdoor Kitchen in the Compound of a House in a Village
An Indoor Kitchen in a Pakistani Village House. Photo by Shahid Iqbal Burewala Trekkerz.
A Village House and a huge Tree
A Woman feeding Peacock at Mithi, Sindh
Two Women go towards a Pond to fetch Water in Thar Desert
A Typical Village House in Kundian, District Mianwali. Photo contributed by Asif Sultan Sikandar Kalyar.
A simple Village House. Photo by Zaheer Chaudry.
A Typical Pakistani Village. Look at the simple mud house. Villagers life is also very simple.
Beautiful View of a Village in Punjab
A Village House in Punjab
A Small Canal and a Bridge
A Beautiful Scene of a Village in Punjab
A Dera & ‘Khoo’ (Well) at the Canal Bank in Sultan Pur. The village Sultan Pur is located around 30-40 km from Sargodha towards Shah Pur side. Photo captured and contributed by Syed Zaheer Abbas.
A Village House in Punjab. A typical village house in Punjab with hand pump, tractor and cattle.
A Gali (Street) in a Pushtoon Village in Sanjavi, Baluchistan. Sanjavi, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of barren mountains lies on the Loralai – Ziarat Road. Photo by y uMa|r.
A Mud Hut and a Cart in a Fruit Garden in a Village
Wheat Crop is Ripe
Harvesting Wheat Crop in a Village. Villagers and their women folk are busy in harvesting the bumper wheat crop. They will try to immediately store or sell the wheat lest the untimely rain destroy the yield.
Stacks of Harvested Wheat Crop. Stacks of harvested wheat crop lying in the fields.
A Villager Thrashing Rice Stalks on a Drum . Obviously the poor farmer can not afford to hire a thrasher.
Wheat Crop with Mountains in the Background in a Village in Mianwali, Punjab
Gur (Raw Sugar) Being Made from the Sugarcane Juice
Gur (Raw Sugar) Prepared from the Sugarcane Juice
A Villager is Extracting Mustard Oil (Sarson Ka Tail)
A Villager on a Bicycle in Sunflower Fields
A Sunflower Field and a Donkey Cart on a Dirt Road
Two Villagers on Bicycles and a Girl with a Pitcher in Mustard Fields
A Village Farmer in the Lush Green Vegetable Fields
Wheat Crop: A farmer working in the wheat fields.
Sugarcane Crop. Ripe sugarcane crop in a Pakistani village.
Ready to be Picked Ripe Corn Crop
Tobacco Crop in Village Sehjokay, Tehsil Sambrial, District Sialkot. Photo taken on 17 May 2014 by Maj (R) Javed Arshad Khan Manj.
A Farmer is Harvesting Strawberries
A Peasant With His Rich Harvest of Brinjals (Eggplant)
Women Working in the Fields
A Village House during Rain.
Thirsty, But Disciplined, Goats and Lambs Drinking Water
A Village House in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Animals are eating fodder in the compound and clothes are strung on the washing line.
A Village in Punjab. Every farmer has enough live stock to cater for his family’s need and also sell the surplus milk to earn some money.
Cattle (Live Stock) in a Typical Village in Punjab
Buffaloes in a Village
A Farmer Having Lunch in the Fields
Two Villagers Smoking Huqqa in the Fields
Farmers Relaxing and Smoking Huqqa
An Old Man Smoking Huqqa near his Live Stock
A Villager is Smoking Huqqa While Riding on a Bicycle
Shepherds with Their Herd of Sheep
Village Shepherds Relaxing on Charpoys
A Village Milkman with his Milk Pots and Bicycle
Milking a Buffalo
A Traditional Bricks Kiln-October 2010. Along New Bypass Mangla. Photo by A. Ahmed Khan.
A Mud House in a Village. He owns a car too, Masha Allah.
Another Village in Punjab
A Villager Cutting Fodder in a Toka Machine for the Animals
A Well in a Village. A traditional well being run by an ox with covered eyes.
Another Well in a Village
Two Villagers at a Well
A Village Mosque. A small village mosque and over head clouds.
A Tractor in the Fields
A Tractor With Sun in the Background
A Tractor Carrying Fresh Fodder in a Village in Punjab
A Village School in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
A Little Boy Playing ‘Gulli Danda’ in a Village. A game which doesn’t cost a penny.
Celebrations After Winning a Dog Fight Tournament
Villagers Watch a Dog Fight Tournament near village Lora, Abbottabad. Photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images.
A Village ‘Swimming Pool’. They don’t need any swimming costume. They just jump into the water with their clothes on to beat the heat.
Another “Swimming Pool” in a Village. Here thety are neither pushed about swimming gear nor any clothes. The kid seems to be an expert diver.
A Village in Sindh Surrounded by Flood Water
Chaati ka Makhan aur Lassi. The lassi (Buttermilk) is very nourishing and also protect the people from ill effects of heat.
Cleaning Day by a Milkman in a Village. Who says that milkmen don’t clean their pots? This guy has thoroughly cleaned the utensils and hanged them for drying in the sun.
Dish Washing in the Village House. Even pots for use in the house are cleaned properly and dried.
A Village in Punjab in 1940s
Old Photo of a Well in a Village in Sindh, 1924. Photo by Abaraphobia.
A Date Orchard and Houses in a village in Sindh, 1890
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