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The Hidden Facts About Pakistan You need to Know

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So the question is ” Is Pakistan A Good Country?” and before answering the good or bad you should know about Pakistan.

What Is Pakistan? Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is the 6th most populous country in the world. It has an area of 796,095 sq km. It is a country in South Asia and has 4 provinces (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh) and two states Azad Kashmir & Gilgit Baltistan. Islamabad is the country’s capital, and Karachi is its largest city. Both Urdu and English are official languages. Urdu is also its national language. The Pakistani rupee (PKR) is its official currency. The citizen of Pakistan is called a Pakistani (singular) or Pakistanis (plural). Its four bordering countries are India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China.

Okay, know you have some knowledge about Pakistan and now the next question is Pakistan a good country? So let’s explain.

Do You Know? In 2013, 565,212 tourists visited Pakistan contributing only $298 million, which has risen to over 1.9 million tourists in 2018. By comparison, Pakistan’s domestic tourism industry is estimated at 50 million tourists who travel in the country on short trips usually between May to August.

Here’re the facts that why Pakistan is a great country.

1. The world’s 26th largest economy

2. The world’s seventh-largest standing force.

3. Fourth smartest people in the world.

4.  Top national anthem tune of the world.

5. Miraculous, breath-taking beauty.

6. The second-largest salt mines.

7. The world’s largest ambulance network.

8. Exceptional infrastructure.

9. The world’s largest manmade forest.

10. Asia’s largest bird sanctuary and the place where time stops.

11. Sialkot, located in Pakistan, is the world’s largest producer of handsewn footballs.

12. Pakistan is the world’s first Islamic country to attain nuclear power.

13. Pakistan has the largest canal-based irrigation system in the world.

14. The highest batting partnership formed by two players playing in their first Test matches in the sport of Cricket is 249 runs by Khalid Ibadulla (b. 20 December 1935) and Abdul Kadir (b. 1944, d. 2002) for Pakistan against Australia in Karachi, Pakistan, in the match played 24-29 October 1964. Wasim Akram, a former Pakistani fast bowler is the first to take 400 wickets in both Tests and ODIs (second being Muttiah Muralitharan).

15. The name Pakistan means ‘land of the pure’ in Persian and Urdu.

16. Just two people have won the Nobel Prize from Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai for Peace in 2014 and Abdus Salam for Physics in 1979.

17. Pakistan boasts the world’s highest ATM (automated teller machine). The ATM is operated by the National Bank of Pakistan and it is installed at a height of 16,007 feet above sea level, at the Pak-China border, Khunjerab Pass.

18. Queen Elizabeth II was the Queen Of Pakistan until 1956. And the ex-US President Barack Obama visited Pakistan in 1981.

19. Sugarcane juice is the national drink of Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is also known as “roh.”

20. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was founded on 23 October 1946 as Orient Airways. The airline was nationalized on January 10th, 1955. The airline has a world record for flying the fastest between London and Karachi. The airline achieved this feat in 1962 when they completed the flight in 6 hours, 43 minutes, 55 seconds, a record which remains unbroken to this day.

21. K-2 (Chagori) is the highest mountain peak in Pakistan and the second highest in the world.

22. Pakistan also has one of the oldest civilizations in history, Mehrgarh, dating back to 6000 B.C. Mehrgarh is now seen as a precursor to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is one of the earliest sites with evidence of farming and herding in South Asia.

23. They also have a rare species of ‘Blind Dolphin’ found in the water of Indus River. It is the second most endangered freshwater dolphin species in the world, the first being the ‘functionally extinct’ Yangtze River dolphin.

Do You know? UN peacekeeping missions involving Pakistan cover about 70 operations in different parts of world. Pakistan Army has the third most number of soldiers in UN Peacekeeping Missions. Peacekeeping, as defined by the United Nations, is a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace.

24. Pakistan also made history with the youngest civil judge in the world.

25. Pakistan has the only fertile desert in the world – the Tharparkar desert – located in Sindh province.

26. The world’s seventh-largest collection of scientists and engineers is from Pakistan.

27. The world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions – the Biafo Glacier – is in Pakistan.

28. The largest earth-filled dam in the world (and fifth largest by structural volume) is the ‘Tarbela Dam’ on the Indus river in Pakistan.

29. Pakistan is also blessed with Jahangir Khan, a former World No. 1 professional squash player. Between 1981 and 1986, he won 555 matches consecutively (the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records)

30. Islamabad, Pakistan is ranked the second most beautiful capital in the world.

31. Pakistan has some of the best-trained air force pilots in the world.

32. The Shah Faisal Mosque in Pakistan can accommodate 100,000 worshipers at a time. It was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993.

33. MM Alam, late Air Commodore from Pakistan, is known to have shot five planes in less than a minute during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

34. Pakistan is so far the only nation in the world to get established on the basis of ‘Religion’.

35. Pakistan is the only Muslim country after Turkey to open Combat Jobs for women.

36. Shandur Pass located in Chitral District and Ghizer (Gherz) District, Balawaristan, North Pakistan is home to the world’s highest Polo ground at 3,700 meters.

37. Pakistan is the 4th fastest growing freelancers market.

38. Gwadar port is the largest deep seaport in the world.

39. Pakistan is also home to a lake which is one of a kind – Ansoo Lake (Tear Lake). The shape of the lake resembles that of a tear.

40. Lake Saiful Muluk, is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan, at an elevation of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level.

41. In the last five years, Pakistan’s literacy rate has grown by 250%, the largest increase in any country to date.

42. Mohenjo-Daro is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It was one of the largest and most advanced cities in the world during its time (built around 2500 BCE).

43. There are 6 cultural properties from Pakistan inscribed on the World Heritage List.

  • Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro (1980)
  • Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol (1980)
  • Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (1981)
  • Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta (1981)
  • Rohtas Fort (1997)
  • Taxila (1980)

44. Makli Hill located in Thatta, Pakistan is home to over half a million tombs and graves. It is one of the largest necropolis (a large, designed cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments) in the world. The tombs were built over a period of 400 years between the 14th and 18th centuries.

45. Gaddani, Pakistan is also home to the world’s third-largest ship breaking yard.

46. The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan is one of the world’s largest mosques.

47. Sohail Abbas, a Pakistani field hockey defender, is the highest goal scorer in the history of field hockey, with his current goal tally at 348.

48. Pakistan is also famous for truck art (decorating trucks with complex floral patterns and poetic calligraphy).

49. When Pakistan became independent, it received between 10 and 12 million refugees from different parts of India. Many of these people had lost everything they had and used a different language for communicating with the locals. Pakistanis smilingly welcomed these people to their nation and helped them to lead a prosperous life.

50. Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo III was shot in Pakistan.

51. In 2013, Lonely Planet–the largest travel guide book publisher in the world–titled Pakistan, ‘The Next Big Thing’.

52. Pakistani intelligence is considered the best intelligence corps in the world, even better than the CIA.

53. Pakistan is also known for its missile technology, which is one of the best in the world.

54. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. Its national bird is the chukar partridge.

So I hope you got the answer to why Pakistan is a good country and a great country.

The data collected from different sources.

    • Tahir Naqash

      Yes, brother Pakistan is great but we need to know much about Pakistan and need to show positive things about Pakistan.

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