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20 Interesting facts about Pakistan

20 Interesting facts about Pakistan

We don’t believe there is anything as bad about Pakistan that can’t be fixed by what’s good about it. Pakistan is a beautiful country that has proven to be the best in the most difficult of times.We want to share some interesting facts about Pakistan that we should be proud of.One of the most amazing facts about Pakistan is that people are seeing is that a majority is protesting the violence. We want to change. And since we’re still living let’s bring out the best of us and our country.

“Pakistan is going through difficult times.”

“The future looks bleak.”

“Hope seems to be a luxury we cannot afford.”

Statements such as these are common nowadays. However, We tend to disagree. But if there’s one thing We’ve been taught, it’s never to generalize. The good points of Pakistan have been hidden in this layer of violence.

These interesting facts about Pakistan will kind of change the way how we are looking towards Pakistan.We are much capable of doing many extraordinary things but we just need to change our mindset.So lets do it !

 Highest Mountain Ranges In The World.

Pakistan is home to some of the world’s highest mountain ranges. They include the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush range, in which four mountains out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world are located. K-2, the world’s second highest peak, is also located in Pakistan.

World’s youngest certified Microsoft Experts Arfa Kareem (Late) and Babar Iqbal are from Pakistan.

Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa (2 February 1995 – 14 January 2012) was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy who, in 2004 at the age of nine, became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional(MCP). She kept the title until 2008. Babar Iqbal born on 2 March 1997 in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan),is a young I.T. Pakistani child prodigy who started computer programming at the age of 5. He came to prominence by becoming one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the world at the age of 9, as well as obtaining the record of being the youngest CIWA aged 9, youngest CWNA at 10, youngest Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) at 11 and youngest MCTS in .NET 3.5 at 12 after Arfa Karim Randhawa.

Largest Deep Sea Port in the World.

Gwadar port is the largest deep sea port in the world, located at the South Western Arabian Sea, along the coast line of Balochistan, Pakistan. This port is considered a lifeline in the region’s economy. Pakistan has agreed on a collaboration with China to turn Gwadar into a full scale commercial port.

Pakistan has the sixth largest military force in the world.

The Pakistan Armed Forces are the military forces of Pakistan. They are the seventh largest in the world in terms of active military personnel. The armed forces comprise three main inter–services branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, together with the number of paramilitary forces and the Strategic Plans Division forces. Chain of command of the military is organized under the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee alongside chiefs of staff of army, navy, and the air force. All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions under the Joint Staff HQ.

Highest paved International Road.

Did you know that the “Eighth Wonder of the World” is located in Pakistan? Karakoram Highway has been constructed at a height of 15,397 ft between China and Pakistan.It is one the most interesting facts about Pakistan. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.

Fourth largest broadband internet system of world is in Pakistan.

The Internet in Pakistan has been available since the early 1990s. Information and communications technology (ICT) is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. In 2001 just 1.3% of the population used the Internet. By 2006 this figure had grown to 6.5% and in 2012 to 10.0%. The percentage on internet users in Pakistan is now 15.9% which means now more than 30 Million people surf internet


Second Largest Salt Mine in the World.

Khewara Salt Mines are the world’s second largest, and Pakistan’s oldest salt mines.  It was discovered by Alexander the Great’s troops in 320 B.C. So that’s a long long time ago.

The salt mines are the largest source of salt in the world, producing 350,000 tons of salt per year. The salt mine reserves are estimated to be about 600 million tons, so don’t worry, there’s plenty more salt to be mined.

One of the Largest Deserts In The World

The Thar desert is located on the border between Pakistan and India. It’s the world’s ninth largest sub-tropical desert. This desert is about 10,000 years old and was once a water source for the Indus Valley Civilization.


Highest Polo Field in the World.

Shandur Top is located in Gilgit, Pakistan and called “Roof of the World”, because it’s elevated at a height of 12,200 ft. Every year a polo match is played between Gilgit and Chitral teams. People from all around the world come to watch this match, at the highest polo field in the world.

Largest Irrigation System in The world.

The world’s largest irrigation network is present in Pakistan. It serves 14.4 million hectares of cultivated land. The irrigation system is fed by water from the Indus River. The main features of the system are its three major storage reservoirs, namely, Tarbela and Chashma on the River Indus and Mangla on the River Jhelum; 19 barrages; 12 inter-river link canals and 43 independent irrigation canals with a total length of the main canals at 58,500 km.

Largest Ambulance Network in the World.

Edhi Foundation is the world’s largest non-profit social welfare organization. This organization provides 24-hour emergency services, medical & healthcare services and shelter for orphans.  Abdul Sattar Edhi started the service from a single room and now it has over 300 centers all over Pakistan. It has branches in other countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, Japan and China.

First Islamic Country To Attain Nuclear Power.

Pakistan became the first Islamic country to become a nuclear power on 28th May 1998. The country ensured a defence against possible threats from outside the country.

More than 50% of the World’s Footballs are made in Pakistan.

Sialkot is a city famous for making sports equipment. Hand-stitched footballs are a trademark of the city. Around 60 million hand-stitched footballs are produced by small firms in Sialkot, Pakistan. In 2014, 42 million official ‘Brazuca’ footballs were exported to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. Even NASA tested the football and declared it the best football ever made.

One of the best trained air force pilots in the world are in Pakistan.

Pakistan has one of the best, most combat ready air forces in the world. Pakistani pilots are respected throughout the world, especially the Islamic world, because they know how to fly and fight.


Pakistan has world’s youngest civil judge, Muhammad Illyas.

It is one the facts about Pakistan which most of us don’t know. The Guinness Book of world Record included the name of Justice Muhammad Ilyas in its 1991 edition as the youngest civil judge of the world. Justice Muhammad Ilyas was born in 1931 in a village Chak Fazil in the district Gujrat. Muhammad Ilyas took oath as the first youngest civil judge of the world on March 23, 1953 at the age of 21.

First PC virus was created by two Pakistani brothers.

Brain is the industry standard name for a computer virus that was released in its first form in January 1986, and is considered to be the first computer virus for MS-DOS. It infects the boot sector of storage media formatted with the DOS File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. Brain was written by two brothers, Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi, from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,The King of Kings of Qawwali.

Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, hailed as the most important Qawwali singer of the 20th century and received many awards around the globe such as The “Legends” award at the UK Asian Music Awards (2005). Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997) was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours,indeed really one the most important facts about Pakistan.Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences.He is popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwa

World’s 7th largest Pool of Scientists and Engineer.

Science and technology is a growing field in Pakistan and has played an important role in the country’s development since its founding. Pakistan has a large pool of scientists, engineers, doctors, and technicians assuming an active role in science and technology.

Air Commodore MM ALAM (Late) has a world record of shooting down 5 planes in less than a Minute.

Muhammad Mahmood Alam (known as M.M. Alam; 6 July 1935 – 18 March 2013) was a Pakistani fighter pilot, an F-86 Sabre flying ace and one-star general who served with the Pakistan Air Force. Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmud Alam, Commander of No 11 Squadron, was already a notable leader and highly experienced pilot in 1965, when he was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat (“The star of courage”), a Pakistani military decoration, for his actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Alam holds the record of having downed five Indian Air Force aircraft in less than a minute.

Pakistan’s national anthem tune ranks first in the top three tunes of the world.

The anthem brings out passion from the depths each individual’s heart when being sung. The poetry and lyrics involved are truly mesmerizing and it makes everyone extremely proud to sing their beloved national anthem.

So by just reading these facts about Pakistan wont do much But converting these facts about Pakistan in a way which changes our mindset and clarify our path will eventually do it for Pakistan.

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