Positioned in the prehistoric Indus Valley, defrayals in the region among the Khyber Pass, Arabian Sea and Himalayas are some of the oldest in the world and most profoundly voyaged in antiquity. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan was founded by Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1947 in South Asia, when a segment of Muslims broke from the Hindu-majority in British India to statute their own mother country
Here are some of the most interesting facts about Pakistan you didn’t know before.
The title “Pakistan” has derived from two words, “Pak,” which means holy in Persian, clean or pure, and “istan” has derived from the Hindi word “isthan,” which means a residence.
2. Six nominated UNESCO World Heritage places
Pakistan has six nominated UNESCO World Heritage places: the archeological carcasses at Moenjodaro; the Buddhist skeletons of Takht-i-Bahi and neighboring city leftovers at Sahr-i-Bahlol; the monuments at Makli; Fort Rohtas; the fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore; and the ancient ruins of Taxila.
3. World’s biggest connecting irrigation system
Pakistan has the world’s biggest connecting irrigation system, conferring to the United Nations.
4. Two Pakistanis have accomplished the Nobel Prize
Two Pakistanis have accomplished the Nobel Prize: Malala Yousafzai, a woman’s education activist who in 2014 shared it with Kailash Satyarthi of India. Yousafzai was 17 when she was presented the Nobel, making her the youngest-ever laureate. and the late Dr. Abdus Salam, a theoretical physicist who in 1979 pooled the Nobel Prize in physics for his contribution to electroweak amalgamation theory.
5. The foremost lady to head an elected government
The late Benazir Bhutto was the foremost lady to head an elected government in a Muslim-majority state.
6. World’s earliest PC infecting virus
The world’s earliest PC infecting virus was formed by two Pakistani brothers. Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi created “Brain,” which was revealed in 1986 and battered IBM PC platforms.
7. KKH Karakoram Highway is the biosphere’s utmost cemented international highway
According to Travel+Leisure magazine, the KKH Karakoram Highway is the biosphere’s utmost cemented international highway. The 800-mile road attaches Pakistan to western China, and scopes a maximum altitude of 15,300 feet.
8. Pakistani city: Sialkot
According to The Atlantic reports, approximately 40% of all soccer balls in the world are made in one Pakistani city: Sialkot. Workers in Pakistan’s famous city Sialkot hand-sew many of the soccer balls distributed around the globe.
9. World’s second-tallest mountain
The world’s second-tallest mountain is in the country and has many names, but most people know it as K2, standing at 8,611 meters, or 28,251 feet. Some of the top mountains in the world are situated in Pakistan. Beside K2, the notorious “Killer mountain” also known as “Nanga Parbat” which is said to be one of the most deadliest mountains in the world is also present in Pakistan.
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10. ATM at the world’s peak altitude
The ATM at the world’s peak altitude belongs to the National Bank of Pakistan and stands in the Khunjerab Pass, in Gilgit-Baltistan. It was established in November 2016 and is 15,397 feet above sea level.
11. World’s largest dams “Tarbela Dam and Mangla Dam”
Pakistan has once kept the records of world’s largest dams “Tarbela Dam and Mangla Dam” for many years in history.
12. First Islamic nuclear country
Pakistan is the first Islamic nuclear country and is capable to produce its own war missiles and fighter jets.
13. ‘Khewra Salt Mine’
The ‘Khewra Salt Mine’ located near kallar kahaar in Pakistan is the second largest and oldest salt mine in the world. The mine has monuments and a fully functional hospital inside it.
14. One and only fertile desert in the world
Pakistan has the one and only fertile desert in the world, the Tharparkar desert located in Sindh province.
15. World’s largest man-made forest
The Changa Manga forest (12,423 acres in area) which is named after two brother dacoits, the Changa Manga forest was originally planted in 1866 by British foresters. It was once the world’s largest man-made forest.
16. World’s fastest bowler
Pakistan holds the record of world’s fastest bowler “Shoaib Akhtar” also known as Rawalpindi Express.
17. MM Alam
MM Alam, late Air Commodore from Pakistan, during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Alam is known to have shot five planes in less than a minute.
18. Indus valley civilization
Pakistan contains the ruins of world’s oldest civilization, known as Indus valley civilization.
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