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15 things you didn't know about Pakistan

 

Today revealing 
so interesting and surprising facts 
about the Southeast Asian country of 
Pakistan the Islamic Republic of 
Pakistan as it's officially known is 
bordered by India Afghanistan Iran China 
and the Arabian Sea the territory where the  
current day Pakistan is located was the 
site of several ancient cultures and 
later kingdoms ruled by Hindu Muslims 
Afghans Sikhs and others it has been 
ruled by various empires and dynasties 
including most recently the British 
Empire Pakistan is the only Muslim an a 
country that has been created in the 
name of Islam and gain its independence 
as a result of the Pakistan movement led 
by Muhammad Ali Jinnah on August 14 1947 
after the United Kingdom agreed to the 
partitioning of India,   
 okay 
that's enough with the background info 
it's time to take a closer 
look at this an a 
fascinating country with the
 
15 things 
you didn't know about Pakistan
number 
one
 Pakistan is the fifth most populous 
country in the world
Pakistan is the fifth most populous 
country in the world
 
Pakistan
has the the 
population of over 210 million people as 
of the end of 2017 which makes it the 
fifth most populated country in the 
world behind China India and the United 
States and Indonesia its population is 
expected to be over 290 million by 205

number two
60% of footballs are made in 
Pakistan

Sialkot is a relatively small 
city in Punjab Pakistan that exports 
about two billion dollars worth of goods 
per year about 10 per cent of Pakistan's 
total exports notably Sialkot is the 
world's largest producer of hand-sewn 
footballs or plug your ears real quick 
if you're not American soccer balls as 
they're referred to in the US their 
local factories manufacture between 
forty and six 
million footballs a year which is 
roughly 60% of the world population see 
Alcott is the world's largest centre of 
surgical instrument manufacturing as 
well
15 things you didn't know about Pakistan
number three Pakistan means ,land of the pure, 

the name 
Pakistan was created out of the first 
letters of the Pakistani people's 
homeland of Punjab Afghani a Kashmir 
Iran Sindh to Karastan and Afghanistan 
and the last several letters of their other homelands
 
Balochistan the word Pakistan also means 
land of the pure in Urdu and Persian
 
Pakistan means ,land of the pure, 

number four 
the khewra salt mine in 
Pakistan

is the largest and oldest salt 
mine in the world 
the kuru salt mine is located in Kura in 
the Punjab region of Pakistan was 
discovered in 320 BC and it remains the 
world's oldest and largest salt mine 
it's a major tourist attraction in 
Pakistan was about 250,000 visitors 
annually and it also produces 350,000 
tons of salt every year and is the 
country's largest source of salt 
estimates of the salt reserves remaining 
in the mine range from 82 million to 600 
million tonnes 
salt mine
15 things you didn't know about Pakistan


number five
 the youngest 
Nobel Peace Prize winner came from 
Pakistan

 Malala Yousuf Zai 
became the 
world's youngest Nobel laureate in 
history in 2014 
receiving the Nobel Peace Prize when she 
was just 17 years old as a young 
teenager Malala defied the Taliban in 
Pakistan and fought for girls to receive 
an education her activism resulted in 
the Taliban issuing a death threat 
against her when she was 15 years old 
she was shot in the head by a Taliban 
gunman but she survived and became an 
even more outspoken advocate for all 
children to have equal access to 
education Malala is one of only two 
Nobel Prize winners that have come from 
Pakistan the other was Abdul Salam who 
won the award for physics in 1979
 the youngest 
Nobel Peace Prize winner came from 
Pakistan Malila yousafzai


number 
six
 Pakistan has the sixth-largest armed force  in the world

as of 2017 Pakistan 
has over 650,000 active military members 
making it the sixth-largest armed forces 
in the world behind chai 
India and the United States as well as 
North Korea and Russia the Pakistani the the the the 
military is instrumental in supporting 
UN peacekeeping missions Pakistan also 
has some of the best trained Air Force 
pilots in the world
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Pakistan has the sixth-largest armed force  in the world

 
number seven
 Pakistan had the first female prime minister of any Muslim 
country

 Pakistan had the first female prime minister of any Muslim 
country
served as the 
prime minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 
1990 and again from 1993 to 1996 making 
her the first woman to head a democratic 
government in a Muslim-majority nation 
tragically Bhutto was assassinated in 
2007 as she was waving to a crowd from 
an opening in the roof of her 
bulletproof car an unidentified man 
fired three shots at her and then 
detonated the suicide vest he was 
wearing fatally injuring the prime 
minister
Pakistan had the first female prime minister of any Muslim country
 Pakistan had the first female prime minister of any Muslim 
country


number eight Pakistan would not 
give permission to film zero dark thirty

 
in their country the leader of al-Qaeda 
Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2nd 
2011 by US Special Forces during a raid 
in Abbottabad Pakistan the 2012 film 
zero dark thirty was a dramatic 
depiction of the hunt for bin Laden 
after the September 11th attacks and his 
eventual death at the hands of a SEAL team 
although Pakistan was obviously the 
important backdrop for the story the 
filmmakers request to film in the 
country was denied by the government 
instead, the Pakistani scenes were filmed 
in India which brought protests from 
Hindu nationalist party members who 
objected to Pakistani locations being 
portrayed on Indian soil the film was 
widely acclaimed and was one of the most 
successful movies of 2012 at the box 
office
Pakistan would not give permission to film zero dark thirty
15 things you didn't know about Pakistan


number nine Pakistan is one of two 
Muslim countries that open military 
combat jobs
to women

have been 
fighting in the Pakistani military ever 
since the country was founded in 1947 
currently, they're about 4,000 women in 
active duty in the Pakistani armed 
forces including female fighter pilots 
as of 2006, Pakistan is the only Muslim 
majority country other than Turkey to 
allow females to hold combat roles 
within the military

number 10,
 Marvel has 
a female Pakistani American super hero 
Kamala Khan

who was the superhero name 
of Miss Marvel in 
a teenage Pakistani American superhero a the a 
character that debuted in August 2013 
becoming Marvel's first Muslim character 
to headline their own comic book, Khan 
has shape-shifting abilities and inhuman 
genes 
Miss Marvel vol 1 no normal was the 
best-selling graphic novel in October 
2014 and it reached number 2 on the New 
York Times bestseller list of graphic 
books
Pakistan is one of two Muslim countries that open military combat jobs to women
15 things you didn't know about Pakistan


number 11 Pakistan's flag symbolizes progress and 
light
the national flag of Pakistan was 
adopted on August 11th, 1947 three days 
before Pakistan achieved its 
independence the flag has a green 
background that represents Islam and the 
majority Muslims in Pakistan with a 
white stripe on one side representing 
religious minorities and minority 
religions the white crescent moon 
symbolizes progress while the five red the the the the the 
star symbolizes light
Pakistan's flag symbolizes progress and light
Pakistan's flag symbolizes progress and 
light


number 12
 Pakistan's k2 Mountain has a 27% 
fatality rate

the k2 Mountain located on 
the border between Pakistan and China is 
the second-highest mountain peak in the 
world at 28,000 251 feet in elevation 
just 780 feet or 237 meters shorter than 
the highest peak of Mount Everest k2 has 
an unfortunate reputation of having a 
fatality rate that is three times higher 
than Mount Everest 27 per cent of 
climbers who have attempted to summit 
the peak of k2 have died in the process 
while only 9% have died while attempting 
to climb to the top of Mount Everest 
a little over 300 people have summited 
k2 and over 80 people have died in the 
process 11 of those climbers died in a a 
single day back in 2008
k2 Mountain has a 27% fatality rate
15 things you didn't know about Pakistan

 
m
nuber 13
 martial artist Mohammed Rashid
 
holds the most World Records in Pakistan 
Mohammed Rashid is the founder and 
president of the Pakistan Academy of 
martial arts and he also has that the a the 
distinction of holding the most world
record titles in Pakistan how 15
over his records are probably not what
she would imagine the titles he holds 
includes the most walnuts crushed by 
hand in one minute with 201 most walnuts 
crushed by an elbow in one minute with 
128 the most spins of a fire staff in 
one minute with 188 and the most 
nunchaku hits in one minute with 350 his the the the the 
latest record came in 2017 when he 
crushed 77 full soda cans to a width of 
3 centimetres in less than one minute
martial artist Mohammed Rashid
martial artist Mohammed Rashid

 

number
14 facebook gives Pakistanis 
access to free internet in 2015 
Mark Zuckerberg
announced that Facebook 
would be providing free internet access 
for users in Pakistan through their 
internet.org initiative the aim of
internet org is to provide free internet 
access to people in developing countries 
to help better connect the 
world before Facebook providing free 
Internet 
only about 15% of Pakistan's population 
had reliable access to the web Facebook 
provides free basic Internet services to
more than a billion people in a total of 
63 countries around the world

number 
15 
Shahid Khan is the richest person of 
Pakistani origin

Shaheed Khan was born 
in Lahore Punjab Pakistan in 1950 at the 
age of 16 he moved to the United States 
to attend college at the age of 28 he 
started a company called bumper works 
which made car bumpers later he bought the 
company he had previously worked for 
called flexion Gate and began supplying 
bumpers to General Motors Ford and
Shahid Khan is the richest person of Pakistani origin
Shahid Khan is the richest person of 
Pakistani origin

 Fiat 
Chrysler this made him very financially 
successful and today he has a net worth 
of eight point seven billion dollars and 
is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team and the English league championship team Fulham FC this makes 
him the wealthiest person of Pakistani 
origin and is the 158 wealthiest person 
in the world now that you've learned 
some more about Pakistan we'd love to 
know which other countries would you like to learn some more interesting facts about let us know down in the comments still here's the bonus the fact just for you although Pakistan is a 
the relatively new country contains one 
of the oldest civilizations in history, Megha on the CACCI plane of Baluchistan dates back to 6500 BC and includes one of the earliest known farming villages in the worl

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