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Most COMMON MYTHS About PAKISTAN, is pakistan safe ? – Are They True?

Hey guys I’m Ava and over the last seven
or eight months I’ve been traveling
Pakistan pretty thoroughly I’ve seen
pretty much the entire country from
north to south and east to west I’ve
been to quite a lot of places whenever I
tell my friends from abroad about
Pakistan they are almost always
surprised because when you think
Pakistan you don’t immediately follow up
that thought with all my next perfect
summer destination in fact you probably
think hmm it’s pretty dangerous out
there isn’t it I’ve made this vlog to
prove you wrong because in this vlogs
speaking from experience speaking from
the experience of having seen so many
places here from having met so many
people here and having gathered so many
stories I want to debunk some of the
most common myths that surround Pakistan
and through that I want to give you a
more accurate picture of what Pakistan
is actually like so without much further
ado let’s get started come on myth
number one it’s just sand and there’s
nothing to see oh you’re so wrong I mean
let me just start by saying that
Pakistan is one of the most diverse
countries in terms of landscape from the
beaches by the Arabian Sea in the south
of the country to some of the world’s
highest mountains up north the world’s
second highest mountain k2 is in
Pakistan in fact they have so many
mountains that are between 4,000 and
5,000 meters that they stopped even
naming them now if you think that Mont
Blanc is a big deal in Europe come to
Pakistan it wouldn’t even have a name
here but on a more serious note Pakistan
has served the most diverse and
beautiful landscapes I’ve seen in fact
one destination called swat is often
compared to Switzerland and often called
the Switzerland of Asia but those of us
in the know know that Switzerland really
is the sort of Europe but beyond that
there’s also all the cities you know the
bustling metropolises Karachi in the
south with over 20
million people who lived there then
you’ve got Lahore a cultural capital
with mosques and architecture dating
back to the Mughal era it’s that’s a lot
to see there’s a lot to see it’s not
just an in fact there is not that much
sand here just come and see it for
yourself
common myth number two the people are
violent and hostile and hate Americans
not true just simply not true the people
of Pakistan are some of the most
welcoming and hospitable people I’ve met
on all of my travels I can’t even tell
you how many times I have been offered
chai tea or to come for dinner or to
stay at someone’s place or to be helped
out or to try something or to do
something or to go somewhere together I
receive invitations to do stuff from
people that don’t know me on a daily
basis just because I am a tourist and
just because I am a guest here I think
Pakistanis often pride themselves on
being the most welcoming nation in the
world and in fact one of the ethnic
groups that live here and that make up
much of Pakistan society the patterns
they have something called the Pashtun
Valley which is a code of honor and this
code of honor it says that guests should
be treated well come on myth number
three women are all oppressed here look
during my time here I have met so many
incredible strong-willed independent
ambitious women in fact all of my
friends are either entrepreneurs own
their own companies work in big
corporations or content creators or
artists women who have their opinions
and who are not afraid to voice them
women who work for themselves I know of
course that in certain parts of the
country if you go to some of the more
rural conservative areas you might
encounter more patriarchal attitudes
towards women of course that’s true but
that is also true of many other
countries not just Pakistan the one
thing that for sure you need to remember
is that the women of Pakistan are the backbone of the
country and trust me they won’t be
afraid to tell you that themselves all right
common myth number four when you come
here you have to cover up even if you’re
a foreign woman that’s simply very very
untrue okay I’ll admit I mean I probably
wouldn’t wear shorts in Pakistan but
that really goes for any other country
in this entire region when you come to
Pakistan all you need to remember is
dress relatively modestly but nothing
special it’s not like you have to wear a
head covering it’s not like you have to
wear a long abaya or anything like that
I know buddy just go out wearing jeans
and a t-shirt or a shirt as for the
question of whether you should wear a
headscarf whether you have to wear a
headscarf no you don’t I would only wear
one out of respect when I go to a place
of worship like a mosque or perhaps if
I’m in a seriously conservative area
which normally you wouldn’t go to anyway
as a tourist so yeah
we’re pretty much whatever you want

within the bounds of reason
misconception number five if you come to
Pakistan you won’t get a visa to India
well it’s true Pakistanis do have a
problem entering India and vice-versa
but if you’re a foreigner and you have
nothing to do with the India Pakistan
conflict then you have nothing to do
with the India Pakistan conflict I have
previously entered India Pakistan India
Pakistan and I never had any issues I
was never asked any questions you can
even cross from one country to the other
via a crossing in Lahore come on myth
number six people don’t know how to
party here very very wrong people do
know how to party here oh yes I’ve seen
people party like crazy now if you’re
talking alcohol because I know that a
lot of people wonder about this before
coming to Pakistan you know the alcohol
ban isn’t 100 percent yes Muslims are
not allowed to buy or sell or consume
alcohol in Pakistan but if you are a
foreigner or if you’re Christian living
here then you can actually get your
hands on some beer or whatever it is
that you want there is even a local
brewery here which operates legally
and which sells alcohol in cities like
Lahore and Karachi and Islamabad
perfectly legally to foreigners and to
Christians but you know I’ll advise that
if you come to Pakistan you kind of get
into the ordinary way of life and you
respect the customs and you get into the
culture so yeah that information was
only if you’re particularly desperate
but moving on to call myth number seven
and this is a big one Pakistan is not
safe this is a pretty difficult one but
it’s probably the most commonly asked
question that I get are someone who has
struggled here quite a lot people
message me all the time on Instagram
asking this very question is it safe or
is it not safe my answer is yes it’s
safe it is actually safe Pakistan is a
very safe country to visit which goes
against probably what you have heard and
probably what you have been fed but I
was through media because you know the
only news in the West that we hear about
Pakistan is when something blows up or
when people die but the reality of the
situation on the ground is that this
country is safe for tourists and
traveling around Pakistan I never felt
unsafe there was only one moment I
remember when I traveled to the southern
province of Balochistan and we were
driving up to this beautiful beach it
was nobody around us suddenly I turn
around and I see that there is another
car behind us that wasn’t there before
and as we turn we make different turns
that car followed us all along the way
and kept it very very close eventually
we stopped by the beach and the car
stopped with us I get out of my car and
I see another person getting out of that
car and by that time I am nervous I’m
not sure who this is this isn’t a person
that I know that any of my friends knew
and a person comes up to me and he looks
me in the eye and he says thank you
thank you for being here I feel so
stupid I was like oh that’s what it is
again another Pakistani person coming up
to me
and being simply welcoming because I’m
then I’m one of the very few tourists
that so that’s what happened
on a personal note in terms of you know
day-to-day safety as a woman especially
as a foreign woman I guess you get the
kind of attention and concern that many
locals even themselves don’t receive
whether that’s fair or not I’m not sure
but I just love being able to experience
someone else’s life and then say thank
you for their hospitality at the end all
right we’re coming to a close boys and
girls and there’s only one more point
that I want to make and this is 0.8 myth
number eight that I want to be debunking
right now in front of you right here and
that myth is that Pakistan is a
terrorist country you probably had this
before I certainly heard this one many
many many times and now first of all I
don’t even know what a terrorist country
is what is exactly isn’t meant to be
like a terrorist government or a place
swarming with terrorists or people are
terrorists I don’t know but Pakistan is
none of those things Pakistan has had a
very difficult history primarily because
of its geographical location but that
doesn’t make it a terrorist country if
you ask an ordinary person on the street
really anyone about their views about
what they think about terrorists and
terrorism they will tell you exactly
what your people back home will tell you
that it’s wrong and that it’s terrible
and that it doesn’t fit in with the
ideals of their religion so no Pakistan
is not a terrorist country Pakistan is a
country of beautiful kind welcoming
people with great Souls and deep hearts
and people who deserve to have their
image and their nation represented in a
fair way so I hope that if you’re
considering to visit Pakistan that you
come here that you take your time
exploring that you agree with me on all
of these points and that you bring back
home the same vision as I know I will
thank you so much for watching if you
have any questions about
to Pakistan don’t hesitate to DM me on
my Instagram right here and if you have
any other myths or misconceptions that
you feel I should address anything about
Pakistan that I should debunk.

Credit To : Eva zu Beck

Strangest Laws In Pakistan

Like all of the countries Pakistan has some laws that will leave you going, huh?
Some people even find some of these laws
Just very surprising and some have been considered to be extremely controversial by others here are ten of the weirdest
surprising and most controversial laws in Pakistan counting down from number 10 to number one
Starting off at number 10 you cannot use English words for some Arabic words the Pakistani government has approved a summary
prohibiting the English translation of Islamic terms
sacred Arabic names and words like Allah
Masjid Saleh art and Rasool are now forbidden to be translated in English as God mosque prayer and profit in that

Respective order now. Do you know it’s illegal to eat in public for a month every year now
This is because Ramadan is an important month for Muslims and considered to be very sacred in Islamic countries
Since Pakistan of course is an Islamic country people are not allowed to eat in public in the month of Ramadan even if they’re non
Muslim so that’s where it gets a bit interesting there now the tax education in a third world country where almost half of the population
is struggling to get basic education imposing taxes on education is a little too much and
Pakistan has been doing this for quite some time if you spend more than 2 lakh rupees
on education
5% tax will be imposed for it. Also you cannot travel to Israel so

Pakistan has not recognized Israel as a separate state
Which is why the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan does not actually allow
Pakistanis to visit Israel on a Pakistani passport the next law I want to talk about is
Transgenders cannot join the army now. There are milli of transgenders and
crossdressers in Pakistan however along with several other

Limitations what they can do they’re also not able to join the Pakistani army?
This is also pretty interesting one sending spam messages is actually illegal so sending someone a spam message
Of course is just super annoying right?
Now if you’re caught spamming anyone guess what you’ll have to pay a fine of 1 million rupees
Now the Prime Minister of Pakistan must be Muslim
But he doesn’t actually need to be educated to be a prime minister
Just that he has to be Muslim the eligibility requirements do mention an adequate knowledge of Islamic teachings and practices

As well as he has to abstain from major sins, but it doesn’t state any set of educational criteria
to hold office of a prime minister
Now this next lot was
super super controversial
Before the protection of Women Act in 2006 if you’ve been sexually
Assaulted check this you needed to produce 4

eyewitnesses in order to be proven as a victim the protection of Women Act in
2006 has tried to override this law by introducing the element of DNA evidence
Being admitted during any sort of sexual assault cases
But the issue still remains very controversial now do that there’s no
Issuance of a passport unless you declare Ahmadi community as non of Muslim so until the year
1974 the ahmadi community was considered a sect of Islam in Pakistan which was later declared a
non-muslim community
and then this is why it is compulsory for every Pakistani to sign the statement on their passport form that says I

approve Ahmadi community as a
non-muslim and now for the final law I want to share with you is about uploading memes, so
Uploading a meme can land you behind the bars right so you cannot pose any sort of funny pictures or memes about any political
Leaders regardless of how immature they may act sometime, so like you can’t be making fun of them
is all due to the
Cybercrime laws so under the cybercrime law of Pakistan section 17.

How Much Power Does Pakistan Have?

Currently on the global scale Pakistan is ranked 13th in the world in regards to military power now the Pakistani Armed forces comprises of three main
Branches and those are the Pakistan Army the Pakistan navy and the Pakistan Air Force all the branches work together during
operations under the Joint Staff Headquarters, or the JS HQ
But ever since we started our video series on the military powers of the different countries Pakistan has been like the highest
Requested video people like a shout Chatterjee, Yassir Jamil ahmad
Mujahid’s and Hamza Muhammad of all requested for us to do a video on Pakistan military power
Now according to world ometer dot info the population of Pakistan is currently
196 Million Seven Hundred and sixteen thousand
116 people of that population total the available mad power in Pakistan numbers at 95 Million
Pakistan’s Total Military Personnel However totals at 1 million
135,000 that includes active personnel numbering at six hundred and twenty thousand as well as reserve personnel
totaling at five hundred and fifteen thousand people now ever since the partition of
1947 the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has fought Several Wars
including five with India as well as two ongoing conflicts that have been going on over a
Decade now the first conflict was of balochistan liberation
Army,

Instagram user Farhana Stein who lives in Pakistan he sent us in some facts about Pakistan’s military on
Instagram, so thanks, man. You’re our official
co-producer of this
You just got to say that you guys out there in the FPV facts community do some amazing research
So keep sending in your back keep sending in your clips
And we’ll continue to do our best to feature as many of you as possible in these episodes, so thank you so much guys
We couldn’t really make these videos without you what we could technically
But it’s just better working with you guys
Teamwork as well as thanks so much to Md yossel for sending in an email
He told us about this YouTube channel the Pakistan army and we’ll be using some of their clips in this
Episode like it’s a great channel if you want even more information about Pakistan’s military or see some of the cool
Military footage that they have I will link to that down below, okay?
so let’s continue now with Pakistan’s airpower their total aircraft strength numbers at951 they have 301 the fighter aircraft
394 Attack Aircraft
261 Transport Aircraft and their trainer aircraft number in at
190 in terms of Helicopter strength they total at
316 and 52 is the amount of attack helicopters that Pakistan has now
let’s take a look at the land systems that help fuel the power of Pakistan’s Army Combat tanks total at
2924 there are
2828 armored fighting vehicles the number of self-propelled artillery is at 465 towed artillery is at
3278 and Pakistan has in their possession 134 Rocket Projectors now real quick.

I want to introduce the special service group known as the ssg
This is a primary special operations Force in Pakistan’s Army
It’s made up of five thousand six hundred men and all of the people intending to become part of the ssg
Must participate in a nine-month course at the chair at base the ssg course focuses a lot on physical
Conditioning and part of the training includes a 36 mile March that has to be completed in 12 hours
There’s also a series of airborne training as well as airborne jumps that must be completed in order to Earn their wings
From there a two-week advanced training court is done. Where intense hand-to-hand Combat is
Mandatory on top of that there’s a lot of hard physical training that has to be done and because of that only 5% of the recruits that want to join the ssg
Actually join because that’s how tough the training is because the ssg goes through a wide range of grueling training including knifing demolition
survival language skills Martial art Espionage and
Psychoanalytic training in 2015 actually they were listed as the best special Force service in the world
I mean they beat out the us Navy seals as
Well as the British special air service group the navy strength of Pakistan isn’t that great?
They only have 10 frigates 8 submarines 17 patrol craft and 3 mine warfare
Vessels in terms of their military logistics to get people and equipment from one place to another
the labor Force of that is comprised of 65 million
100,000 people their merchant marine strength stands at 11 Pakistan has two major ports and terminals they have 7,000
791 kilometers of Railway coverage
And a total of 151 serviceable airport in terms of Pakistan’s military budget in u.s.
dollars that amount was seven billion dollars

But it jumped up to eight point seven billion dollars this year now considering the fact that Pakistan does possess nuclear weapons
Their military is strong enough to defend their borders against any sort of onslaught
And they’re not going to go down as easily as a lot of people think because Pakistan is often considered a failed state
But you got to keep in mind that they are the sixth largest in the world in terms of active military personnel
And they’re the largest among the other muslim-majority countries as well as reportedly Pakistan is the only Muslim majority
Country that possesses nuclear weapons with allies including the u.s.
A seemingly Saudi Arabia turkey and China yeah China is an ally although that is questionable by many people
Pakistan would definitely have a lot to fall back on when it comes to wartime
However given Pakistan’s location when it come to wartime things don’t necessarily come that easy yep
Afghanistan on one side you have India on the other side to current rival nations
You’re just sandwiched between them because of this their cities
Especially along the border with India stay heavily guarded in case of any surprise attack
Pakistan also is among the top five nations in the world with the most act of Terrorism
Despite Terrorism being at the lowest level within the past decade
so there’s some instability and unrest in that department as well as
Pakistan’s energy
Crisis it’s a very critical issue in Pakistan that needs to be addressed as soon as possible to do this this would require
Pakistan to engage its allies like China to invest a lot in Pakistan’s energy
project with various instabilities Pakistan’s for future progression needs to invest heavily into creating alliances and
strengthening their current one because of the growing population
Keeping up with the demand for energy while at the same time defending its border so heavily proves to be a very challenging
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But nonetheless as we’ve seen in the past the people of Pakistan are very resilient
they do not back down that easily and
regardless of the internal conflict the people of Pakistan still walk with their heads held high
Being proud of their nationality and heritage

Differences Between INDIA and PAKISTAN

India and Pakistan are two countries that probably have one of the biggest love-hate relationships in the world in fact if you think about their
Relationship and compares that to what people say about women you say you can’t live with them
You can’t live without them welcome back to another episode of FTD facts. My name is Leroy Kenton. This is a channel
where we talk about everything and
Everything and this is a pretty exciting one. I’m going to be talking about Indian and Pakistan
What’s the big difference?


Here because like myself and many other people from the west for the most part we actually have no clues
So I did some digging just to find out what exactly makes Indians and Pakistanis
Different so to begin we got to do a little bit of a history lesson
So you ready for this the Indian subcontinent used to be ruled by the British Empire for almost 200 years?
But when world war II ended the British were in no position to hold on to their stronghold over the Indian subcontinent
But the British didn’t leave before partitioning the Indian subcontinent into two separate nation
India and Pakistan on the date of August 14 1947 Pakistan became an independent country
However, there was no correct way to divide the line with the hindu majorities as well as the muslim majorities
How do you divide that there was a mixture of people of different faiths all over the Indian subcontinent?
Because of this improper partitioning of the Indian subcontinent
There was mass scale casualties on both sides
Violence broke out all over the country and the partition left over a million dead and almost 20 million people were displaced from their home
It’s been almost 70 years since this separation
And it goes without saying that the last 70 years haven’t been the easiest for either
Countries both of them have to overcome hurdles and challenges and had to really work hard to get global recognition in many Different fields
So we have a little brief history lesson if you want to find out more about the Indian and Pakistan
Partition you got to check out our video the choose behind the India-Pakistan
Conflict, I’ve deleted that down below. I go in a lot of detail about it, but moving forward now
Let’s take a look at some of the cultural differences the language differences
Well as there’s some differences that exists only because the two places are now two separate countries, but they’re not really major differences
It’s just the fact that they’re two different countries
That’s why those differences exist now the population of India at the time of filming this is one
billion three hundred and Forty two million five hundred and fifty two thousand seven hundred and Twenty five


Pakistan’s population in Comparison is
196 million seven hundred and fifty-four thousand four hundred people India is considered a secular nation whereas
Pakistan is considered a muslim state and just to give you a little bit of background about that
India was conceived as a secular democracy by National Congress leads such as gandhi and Jawaharlal
Nehru it was meant to guarantee all the people in the South asian subcontinent
political and religious freedom however people like muhammad Ali Jinnah considered to be the father of
Pakistan as well as other Muslim congress leaders were the driving forces behind the formation of
Pakistan and so it became a muslim state and taking of that actually one of the biggest differences between the two countries is
religion although
India is considered a secular nation by majority 80% of people
Identify as hindus while of course the majority of people in Pakistan identify as Muslim
It’s also interesting to note that Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population
In the whole world now one thing to address and I know the point may be a little controversial, but there’s no specific
single Pakistan Culture separate from a specific Indian culture it’s like having a plate of food you know with your rice chicken and
Vegetables, and that plate of food is divided and then now it’s like oh, we were once the same plate of food
But you have more chicken so therefore the chicken is your culture weight, but that was part of my culture
Yeah, probably not the best analogy
But I think you get the point Pakistan alone is five times smaller than India and there’s about 300 dialects and languages
the count four dialects and languages in India number over
1500 well let’s take a look more into the language differences
There’s two official languages for communication in Pakistan and those are gu and English
Now there are several regional languages of Kazan and those are Cindy Punjabi, Bellucci, Pashto
Karachi’s Gory and Hint Ku but the national language of Pakistan is purdue when it comes to the languages in India
The two official languages for communication in India are English and hindi and yes
There are also original languages
And those are gujarati marathi tamil purdue as well Sanskrit Punjabi
and there’s many more and the national language in India is hindi the national animal of India is this guy the
Bengal Tiger the marquart is the national animal of Pakistan and I have to look this up, and it’s the species of goat
I’ve never heard of this before until this video in terms of currency Pakistan uses Pakistani rupees
India uses Indian rupees pretty self-explanatory the most popular greeting in Pakistan is salaam alaikum
India there are several like namaste Rom Rom dry Serum and such Sri akaal now
Let’s talk about the difference in Death
Pakistan after the Death of any
Muslim the body actually needs to be buried as quickly as possible from the time of death. This is according to islamic law
to prepare the body for burial
It has to be washed and covered with
Cop on and cop on you can also call that a shroud or a cloth now in India when I hindi dies
Hindus don’t necessarily Bury their bodies instead
They’re burnt and after the burning of the bodies the ashes are sprinkled in the ganges River or any other sacred body of water
Now finally let’s talk about the cuisines the food
the good
Stuff as you can tell India is a big place right one of the biggest populations
On the planet and of course it used to be bigger it consisted of the areas that are now Pakistan
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka my NMR
Formerly burma
So the notion of Indian food is not entirely accurate to begin with although the term
Pakistani Cuisine is a little bit big too because Pakistan didn’t exist nation until
1947 but for the sake of them now being two different countries
We can make a little bit of a distinction here Pakistani cuisine can be considered a subset of Indian cuisine
but even that subset is pretty diverse in the sense that the
Spices and the ingredients in Indian and Pakistani food are pretty much the same
But the way the food is prepared can be quite different
For example the kind of food that you would find being cooked in a south Indian home would be dal rat some sambar
ETC
It’s completely different from Pakistani Kebab, so in many Pakistani dishes very meat, heavy
But there’s a difference between those meat heavy dishes and the vegetarian dishes in some parts of India so yeah again
Describing something as Indian food and Pakistani food is a bit tricky because food isn’t necessarily
National it’s more regional don’t think anyone can be like no, this is Indian food
This is Pakistani food two different things. It’s just not possible
So there you guys go these are some of the difference between the two countries Pakistan and India we see that the certain
fundamental belief systems of each country sort of color the whole culture of each country
But one thing to remember is that there’s no better nation because better is subjective. It’s not objective
So rather than picking someone else’s culture or religious beliefs
Let’s Aim to really understand where they’re coming from because despite everything else. We’re all the same but different
We’re the exact same in the fact that we’re human beings but different in the fact that we’re all individual and have different self-expression
So I say to all of you my brothers and sisters. I love and appreciate all of you for simply being
You I may not agree with everything that you guys have to say and you may not necessarily agree. That’s been good
I have to say in terms of our personal perspective
but if you are a person living on this earth you have some
Values and never let anyone tell you that you’re worthless all right

Things You Didn’t Know About Pakistan

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
current day Pakistan is located was the
site of several ancient cultures and
later kingdoms ruled by Hindus 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
country that has been created in the
name of Islam and again 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 if you are new
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that’s enough with the background info
it’s time to take a closer look at this
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 has a
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 2050
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 percent 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 center of
surgical instrument manufacturing as
well 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 homeland
baluchistan the word Pakistan also means
land of the pure in Urdu and Persian
number four the Qura 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 it 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 number five the youngest
Nobel Peace Prize winner came from
Pakistan Malala yousufzai 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 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
military is instrumental in supporting
UN peacekeeping missions Pakistan also
has some of the best trained Air Force
pilots in the world
number seven Pakistan had the first
female prime minister of any Muslim
country benazir bhutto 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 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 SEAL team
although Pakistan was obviously an
important backdrop for the story the
filmmakers request to film in the
country were 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 number nine Pakistan is one of two
Muslim countries that open military
combat jobs to women 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 superhero
Kamala Khan who was the superhero name
of Miss Marvel in
a teenage Pakistani American superhero
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 if you want to learn some more
fascinating facts about the comic-book
giant click on the upper right hand
corner to watch our video of 15 things
you didn’t know about Marvel 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
star symbolizes 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 percent 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
single day back in 2008
number 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 the
distinction of holding the most world
record titles in Pakistan how
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
latest record came in 2017 when he
crushed 77 full soda cans to a width of
3 centimeters in less than one minute
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
in order to help better connect the
world prior to 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 a
company he had previously worked for
called flexin Gate and began supplying
bumpers to General Motors Ford and 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 here’s the bonus
fact just for you although Pakistan is a
relatively new country it 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.