10 incredible facts about Pakistan
Pakistan is a south Eastern country in the subcontinent neighboring India, China, Afghanistan, and Iran. it is a country formed on the base of its religion. The people showed their patriotism and love for their religion and fight for a place where they can openly practice their religion. After mass opposition from India and Britain, Pakistan’s existence is a miracle for the world. Hence, here are some incredible achievements of Pakistan that make the world cherish this country.
Incredible Facts About Pakistan
- Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world. It has a population of over 210 million people.
- 60% of the world’s footballs are made in Pakistan. Sialkot is relatively a small city in Pakistan that exports around two billion worth of sports goods per year. It is about 10% of Pakistan’s total export rate. Notably, Sialkot is the world’s largest producer of hand-sawn footballs. Their local factories manufacture between forty to sixty million footballs per year. It is also the world’s largest center of surgical instruments as well.
- Pakistan is the ‘The Land of The Pure’. The name Pakistan is created out of the first letters of the Pakistani people’s homelands: Punjab, afghani, Kashmir, Iran, Sindh, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan. And the last letters are from Balochistan. The word Pakistan means Land of pure in Urdu and Persian.
- The khewra salt mine in Pakistan is the largest and oldest salt mine in the world. The kewra salt mine is located in the Punjab region. It was discovered in 320 BC and remained the World’s oldest and largest salt mine. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. It receives around 250,000 visitors annually and produces 350, 000 tons of salt every year. The average remaining salt reserves are between 80 to 600 million tons.
- The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner came from Pakistan. Malala Yousaf Zai became the world’s youngest noble winner in 2015 receiving the Noble Peace Prize when she was just 17 years old. As a young teenage Malala defied the Taliban in Pakitan and fought for the girls to receive an adequate education. Her activism resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. When she was 15, she was shot by a Taliban in the head but she survived and became a more outspoken advocate for all children to have equal access to education. Malala is one of the only two prize winners that have come from Pakistan.
- Pakistan has the 6th largest armed force in the world. By 2017, Pakistan has over 650,000 active military members. The Pakistani military is instrumental in keeping the UN’s peacekeeping mission. Pakistan also has some of the best-trained air force pilots in the world.
- Pakistan has the first female Prime Minister of any Muslim country. Benazir Bhutto served as the PM 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.
- Pakistan would not permit filming zero dark-thirty in their country. Leader of Al-Qaira Usama Bin Laden was killed by US special forces during a raid in Abbottabad Pakistan. The 2012 film dark thirty was a dramatic depiction of the hunt for Bin Laden after the September 11th attacks.
- Pakistan is one of the two Muslim countries that open Military combat jobs to women. Women have been fighting in the Pakistan military ever since the country was founded in 1947. It is the only Muslim-majority country other than turkey to allow females in the military.
- Marvel has a female American Pakistan superhero. Kamala khan is the superhero name of Miss Marvel. It’s a teenage Pakistani American superhero character that debuted in August 2013. she has shape-shifting abilities and inhuman genes. Miss Marvel volume no. 1 was the best-selling novel of October 2014and it also reacted to 2nd position on the New York Times best-seller list of Graphic books.
The above factors are enough for Pakistani to be proud of their country.