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.
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.
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
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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Let’s see these type of videos when we talk about war and conflict
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
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
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 here welcome be sure to subscribe and follow us on instagram at a lux okay 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.