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Do you know some exciting yet unique Facts about Pakistan? Pakistan is one of the fascinating 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. Today, many other Pakistan facts reported on the internet talk about the country’s beauty, especially its mountainous terrain. But there is a lot more than that…!!!!!
Also, if you love great views, Pakistan should be on your travel bucket list. 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 beautiful glaciers. Did you know that Pakistan has more glaciers than anywhere 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 world’s most diverse and delicious dishes. 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!
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 fantastic and unique facts about Pakistan that add richness and beauty to our world.
One of the world’s oldest and most significant civilizations 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 culture, and the Mesopotamia civilization are the three oldest civilizations in the ancient world. The Indus River is the most widely distributed.
Civilization consists of dozens of carefully planned towns with bathrooms, urban drainage, 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.
Pride of Pakistan Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, was honored for supporting inclusive education even after the Taliban shot her at 15 for reporting on girls’ education in her city. Malala, who was shot on the way to school, was taken to a hospital in Birmingham after brief treatment for a severe head injury in Pakistan. She luckily made a miraculous recovery. She is currently studying at Oxford University while continuing her work on children’s right to education.
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.
In 2017, Pakistani freelance jobs earned over $1 billion. However, Pakistan ranks only 4th globally in providing freelance work abroad. This is after India, Bangladesh, and the US.
The first PC virus was created by two Pakistani brothers, Basit and Amjad Alvi. Together, in 1986, they made 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.
It has the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, the third-highest mountain Tirich Meer, and the world’s three most enormous mountains.
Pakistan made history when Muhammad Ilyas passed the civil judge exam at 20 years and nine months. He became the youngest civilian judge in the world.
The Pakistani killer K2 or Godwin Austin is the second highest mountain in the world. It is part of the Greater Himalayas, known as the Karakoram, stretching 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 significant but challenging choice for severe climbers and winter sports professionals destination.
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Pakistan’s preeminent position in Asia makes it a regional trade hub, 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 vital sea route of the Strait of Hormuz.
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 road’s highest point is the Khanjarab pass at an altitude of 4800 meters. Every turn on the highway is accompanied by breathtaking views as the path winds through hills, mountains, valleys, glaciers, lakes, and rivers.
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 and other services such as homeless shelters, healthcare, 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.
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.
With most 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.
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.
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.
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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 (devices that turn fibers into yarn). Finally, they have 425 spun yarns and 124 rovings.
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. Miniature salted versions of the Great Wall of China, Pakistani minarets, and the Badshahi Mosque are also built inside to attract tourists.
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 classic polo match. The Sandur Polo Festival, held annually since 1936, is a competition between local bands, inviting visitors to watch the game, folk music, dance, and festivities. It starred in the opening credits of the Himalayas alongside Michael Palin.
Rohtas Fort is located near the city of Jhelum in the Pakistani Punjab province. The fort is situated on the historic GT highway between the mountains of Afghanistan and the plains of Punjab. Furthermore, 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.
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.
In Pakistan, there are more than 4,500 peaks above 6,000 meters and 108 peaks above 7,000 meters. 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.
Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at [email protected] or Twitter
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