The art of making a musical instrument, playing it and to move or dance to that instrument is duly considered
to be an abhorrent act in Pakistan. The use of musical instruments in Pakistan is going to be extinct over time.
Research in Pakistan has yet to be done in this area. The musical instruments are source of bread and butter
for artists and performers as their lives are connected with these instruments. Both instrument performers
and the artists were selected as respondents. The data was collected from 25 artists and performers through
cluster samplings. Based on the interviews, the importance of instruments, their values and methods on the
rhythms were collected from the performers (participants). The government and art Institutions in the country
can play a pivotal role in saving and preserving the instruments and the artists classical culture.
1-Nida Rehman MPhil Scholar, Department of Anthropology, (PMAS-AAUR) Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Abid Ghafoor Chaudhry Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, (PMAS-AAUR) Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.