20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Pakistan, A land with unique culture, magnificent landscapes, and enormous talents.

 

Do you know some interesting yet amazing Facts about Pakistan? Pakistan is one of the most interesting countries not only in Asia but globally. This country is admired all over the world. There is no doubt that Pakistan is rich in many aspects such as its landscapes, rich culture, and beautiful people. Many other Pakistan facts report on the internet today talk about the beauty of the country, especially its mountainous landscape. But there is a lot more than that…!!!!!

Also, if you love great views, Pakistan should be on your travel bucket list. Needless to say, the country’s mountain views are truly stunning. More than 50% of its area is mountainous, especially in the northern and northwestern regions. In addition, the country has a large number of glaciers. Especially the 7,253 wonderful glaciers. Did you know that Pakistan has more glaciers than anywhere on Earth except the polar regions?

However, it should be noted that Pakistani cuisine is also a must when visiting the country. Due to the abundance of special herbs and spices in Pakistan, Pakistani cuisine contains some of the most diverse and delicious dishes in the world. Best of all, each traditional meal carries a deep history that connects it to a specific field. All in all, this wonderful country has a lot to explore. With that in mind, get to know the country better with these interesting Pakistan facts!

Interesting Facts About Pakistan 

 

A norm in modern journalism is a negative bias in news reporting, with many countries such as Pakistan bearing the brunt of it. When discussing political and social trends with international friends/colleagues, Pakistanis often find themselves either behind ignorant jokes or having to explain the reality of their country and culture.

Below are some amazing and unique facts about Pakistan that add richness and beauty to our world.

The oldest civilization in the world

One of the oldest and largest civilizations in the world flourished in the region. Thriving around the Indus River and Delta, the Indus Valley Civilization is one of the oldest societies in the world, and traces of its architecture, monuments, and excavated forms are preserved today in its urban sites and many museums around the world. The Indus River civilization, the ancient Egyptian civilization, and the Mesopotamia civilization are also known as the three oldest civilizations in the ancient world, of which the Indus River is the most widely distributed. 

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Mohen Jo Daro, oldest civiliazation

Civilization consists of dozens of carefully planned towns with bathrooms, urban drainage, and water systems, and many large non-residential buildings grouped, alluding to government regulations. The valley’s population peaked at 5 million, and locals invented new types of crafts and metals, many of which were still intact when excavated, with children’s toys and very few weapons.

Home of the youngest Nobel laureate

Pride of Pakistan Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, was honored for supporting inclusive education even after she was shot by the Taliban at the age of 15 for reporting on girls’ education in her city. Malala, who was shot on the way to school, was taken to hospital in Birmingham after brief treatment for a serious head injury in Pakistan, where he luckily made a miraculous recovery. She is currently studying at Oxford University while continuing her work on children’s right to education.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai

Highest ATM in the world.

After crossing the Karakoram Highway, you will find the Khungrab Pass – the Pakistan-China border. The frontier is known to have the highest ATMs in the world. The ATM is operated by the State Bank of Pakistan and is located at an altitude of 16,007 feet.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: HIghest ATM of the World

 

Billion-dollar talent

In 2017, Pakistani freelance jobs earned over $1 billion. However, Pakistan ranks only 4th in the world in providing freelance work abroad. This is after India, Bangladesh, and the US.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: 4th big market of Freelancer of the world

First Antivirus inventor: Brothers, Inc.

The world’s first PC virus was created by two Pakistani brothers, Basit and Amjad Alvi. Together, in 1986, they created the “brain” for IBM computers. Despite the damage to other computers, the brothers claim they created Brain only to protect their medical software from being copied.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: First Antivirus Inventor

World’s Highest Mountains

It has the world’s second highest mountain K2, the third highest mountain Tirich Meer, and the world’s three largest mountains.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: World’s 2nd highest peak

The youngest civil judge in the world

Pakistan made history when Muhammad Ilyas passed the civil judge exam at the age of 20 years and 9 months. He became the youngest civilian judge in the world.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Youngest Civil Judge of World

Home To World’s Largest Mountain Ranges

The Pakistani killer K2 or Godwin Austin is the second highest mountain in the world and is part of the Greater Himalayas, also known as the Karakoram, which stretches into China and India. The Trich Mir is the third tallest in the world, followed by the Hindu Kush Mountains in Pakistan. As a result, the three highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas, the Greater Himalayas, or Pakistan’s Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains, make it a major but challenging choice for serious climbers and winter sports professionals destination.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: 3 world’s top mountain ranges

 

You might be interested in reading: Top 10 Mountain Ranges of Pakistan

The largest seaport in the world

Pakistan’s preeminent position in Asia makes it a trade hub for the region, which will further increase in the coming years as the country works side by side with China on the Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative to develop infrastructure at the Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea, Balochistan is the largest deep-sea natural port in the world. The port will be the gateway to western China and possibly to the landlocked countries of Central Asia via the important sea route of the Strait of Hormuz.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Largest seaport

The tallest paved road in the world

The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Eighth Wonder of the World or the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway, is the highest highway ever. The route stretches 800 miles from Abbottabad in Pakistan to Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang province. The highest point of the route is the Khanjarab pass at an altitude of 4800 meters. Every turn on the highway is accompanied by breathtaking views as the path winds its way through hills, mountains, valleys, glaciers, lakes, and rivers.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: longest paved road KKH

 

The world’s largest volunteer ambulance service

The Edhi Foundation Pakistan is proud to operate the largest volunteer ambulance service in the world, a record held by Pakistan since 1997. Headquartered in Karachi, the foundation operates an emergency ambulance service around the clock, in addition to other services such as homeless shelters, healthcare, and drug rehabilitation, orphanage services, adoptions, and domestic and international disaster relief. In 2005, the foundation donated $100,000 to aid Hurricane Katrina’s relief efforts. Founded by the late Abdul Sattar Edhi as a one-room shelter, the foundation now operates more than 300 centers in Pakistan.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Edhi Foundation

Pakistan’s Sialkot produces more than half of the world’s football

It was colonial Britons who were so impatient with waiting for footballs to ship that they tried to make local repairs on punctured balls. Satisfied with the results, they placed some manufacturing orders, propelling the industry into one of the largest in the world today.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: FIFA Football made in Pakistan

Fourth largest irrigation system in the world

With the majority of Pakistan’s population dependent on agriculture, the country had to develop a vast and complex irrigation system to cultivate 202,000 square kilometers of land. The system operates in the Indus Valley.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Largest Irrigation system

Benazir Bhutto;  First female prime minister of the Muslim world.

In modern history, Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead an Islamic state. She was Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and was re-elected from 1993 to 1996. After serving two terms as prime minister, she faced corruption charges and spent several years in exile in London.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: First Muslim PM

Changa Manga Forest; The Largest man-made forest in the world.

Changa Manga Forest is one of the oldest plantations in the world. Evidence for this is that forests contain a wide variety of plants and wildlife, including more than 50 species of birds and 27 species of insects. Changa Manga Forest is an important wildlife sanctuary that produces timber for local industries.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Man-made forest

 

Also read: Five Destinations To Travel To Pakistan

 

Fourth largest cotton producer in Asia.

Pakistan also ranks third in terms of spinning or cotton production capacity. Pakistan currently has 1,221 gins (machines that separate seeds from fibers). In addition, they have 442 spinning units (machines that turn fibers into yarn). Finally, they have 425 spun yarns and 124 rovings.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Gaint cotton producer

Khewra Mine; Second largest salt mine in the world

The Khewra mine in Pakistan, which produces 325,000 tons of salt a year, is said to have stumbled across Alexander’s army when their horses started picking up salt while the army was resting. Thus, this led to the discovery of the second largest salt mine in the modern world. The giant mine has over 40 kilometers of tunnels and a mosque inside. To attract tourists, miniature salted versions of the Great Wall of China, Pakistani minarets, and the Badshahi Mosque are also built inside.

 

Shandur Polo Ground; Highest polo field in the world

It is located at Shandur Top, the highest polo field at an altitude of 3,700 meters, where Prince Ali Sher Khan of Balti started a traditional polo match. The Sandur Polo Festival, held annually since 1936, is a competition between local bands, inviting visitors to watch the game as well as folk music, dance, and festivities. It starred in the opening credits of the Himalayas alongside Michael Palin.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Highest Polo ground

Rohtas Fort; Largest Fort of the World

Rohtas Fort is located near the city of Jhelum in the Pakistani Punjab province. The fort is located on the historic GT highway between the mountains of Afghanistan and the plains of Punjab. It was built during the reign of Afghan King Sher Shah Suri. The fort has a circumference of about 4 kilometers. Rohtas Fort was built to suppress the local Potohar tribes who rebelled against the Southern Dynasty after the former overthrew the Mughal emperor Humayun.

20 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Facts About Pakistan: Largest Fort of world

The fort took eight years to build and was taken over by the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1555. Rota was also sometimes used for administrative purposes after the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh occupied it in 1825.

Pakistan has more than 4,000 peaks.

In Pakistan, there are more than 4,500 peaks above 6,000 meters and 108 peaks above 7,000 meters. In fact, 5 of the 14 highest mountains in the world are located in Pakistan. Most of the country’s highest peaks are in the Karakoram Mountains.

 

Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at sabaghani80@gmail.com or Twitter

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