17 Amazing And Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is the sixth most populous country in the world. It covers an area of ​​340,509 square miles. It is a country in South Asia and has four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh). Islamabad is the capital of the country and Karachi is its largest city.
Both Urdu and English are their official languages. Urdu is also its national language. The Pakistani rupee (PKR) is its official currency. Its four border countries are India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China.

Amazing and interesting facts about Pakistan.

  1. Pakistan means ‘Pak Land’ in Persian and Urdu.
  2. Pakistan levies an advance tax of 5% on annual expenditure on education, however, only if the total expenditure in a year exceeds Rs. 200,000.
  3. The most paved international road in Pakistan is the Karakoram Highway (KKH). Pakistan has the world’s largest canal-based irrigation system.
  4. The estimated population of Pakistan in August 2017 was 207,774,520. It is the sixth most populous country in the world, behind Brazil and Nigeria.
  5. Malala Yousafzai for Peace in 2014 and Abdul Salam for Physics in 1979. Pakistan has the distinction of being the world’s tallest ATM (automatic teller machine).
  6. Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, is its financial center and home to about 17 million people. It also has a large port. Karachi was the first capital of Pakistan after independence and remained so till the capital was shifted to Rawalpindi in 1958.
  7. India and Pakistan gained their independence at midnight on August 14-15, 1947.
  8. India and Pakistan respectively. Queen Elizabeth II remained Queen of Pakistan until 1956. And former US President Barack Obama visited Pakistan in 1981.
  9. Sugarcane juice is the national drink of Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is also known as “Roh”.
  10. Located in Pakistan, Sialkot is the world’s largest manufacturer of hand-stitched football.
  11. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was founded on October 23, 1946, as Orient Airways. The airline was nationalized on January 10, 1955. The airline has a world record for the fastest flight between London and Karachi.
  12. The airline achieved this feat in 1962 when it completed the flight in 6 hours 43 minutes, 55 seconds, a record that is still held today.
  13. K-2 (Chaguri) is the highest peak in Pakistan and the second highest in the world.
  14. Mehrgarh is also one of the oldest civilizations in the history of Pakistan which dates back to 6000 BC.The Mehrgarh is now seen as a precursor to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is one of the oldest sites in South Asia with evidence of agriculture and herding.
  15. Pakistan also made history with the world’s youngest civil judge. Muhammad Ilyas passed the exam at the age of 20 years and 9 months and thus became the youngest civil judge in the world.
  16. Pakistan has the 11th largest armed force in the world. Its army has 617,000 men. The UN peacekeeping mission is largely supported by the Pakistani military.
  17. The seventh-largest collection of scientists and engineers in the world is from Pakistan. The world’s largest landfill dam (and the fifth largest in terms of structural volume) is the Tarbela Dam on the Indus River in Pakistan. The dam was built in 1968 and 1976.

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