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.

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