Once upon a time, Pakistan was also a part of India, but in 1947 both the countries were divided. After the partition, India and Pakistan came in front of the world as each other’s known enemies.
Both never leave any chance to sabotage each other’s honour. Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on 14 August, while India a day later on 15 August. Every day we keep reading something or the other about Pakistan in the newspaper. But there are some interesting things about Pakistan that you will hardly be aware of.
Facts About Pakistan
1). The official name of Pakistan is “Islamic Republic of Pakistan”.
2). Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on 14 August, while India a day later on 15 August.
3). Republic Day is celebrated in Pakistan on 23rd March which is also known as “Pakistan Day”.
4). Only two people have received the Nobel Prize for Pakistan so far. They are two people: Malaal Yousafzai was awarded for Peace in 2014 and Abdus Salam for Physics in 1979.
5). During independence in 1947, the Hindu population in Pakistan was 24%, now it has come down to 1%, what happened to the missing Hindus?
6). In 2030, Pakistan will overtake Indonesia to become the country with the largest Muslim population in the world.
7) Pakistan is at number one in the list of top countries in terms of searching porn on the internet.
8). The national language of Pakistan is Urdu, while the official language is English.
9). The population of Pakistan is about 200 million on the basis of 2015 figures, making Pakistan the sixth country in the world on the basis of population.
10). Pakistan has been ranked as the eighth most dangerous country in the world in the analysis done on the basis of terrorist and insurgent activities.
11). The film industry of Pakistan is called Lollywood, in which films are made in Urdu, Pashto and Punjabi languages.
12). According to a survey conducted by the Institute of European Business Administration in 125 countries, Pakistan comes fourth in the list of most intelligent people.
13). Pakistan has the largest ambulance network in the world.
14). The world’s seventh largest collection of scientists and engineers is from Pakistan.
15). Sialkot based in Pakistan is the largest manufacturer of hand made football. Every year about 4 to 60 million footballs are made in the local factories here, which is 50 to 70 percent of the total production of the world.
Why Is Pakistan Famous For?
16). Indian Army has won three wars against Pakistan after India’s independence. in 1948, 1965 and 1971.
17). Benazir Bhutto became the first female prime minister of Pakistan as well as the first female prime minister of any Muslim nation.
18). The second highest mountain in the world is K2,situated in POK.
19). The literacy rate of Pakistan has increased by 250% in the last five years.
20). According to the ordinance passed in 1991, Islamic law had become the law of Pakistani soil.
21). Pakistan is second only to India in producing chickpeas.
22). According to a figure of the Government of Pakistan, 7 million Pakistanis live abroad.
23). After India, Pakistan is the only country in which more than 60 languages are spoken.
24). Mohenjo Daro, Harappa, Taxila, Kot Diji, Maihar Garh, Takht Bhai, Juniper Shafat Cave, Murghgul Gharra Cave and Mughal Cave are one of the main archaeological sites of Pakistan.
25). Every year around 1 lakh people visit Pakistan.
26). It is the second largest canal based irrigation system in the world after Pakistan.
27). A child is born in Pakistan every 7 seconds.
28). Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, is its financial capital where 130 million people live.
29). The record of planting the most trees in a day is in the name of Pakistanis. 750,000 trees were planted here in a day.
30). Pakistanis are the most searched on Google for porn videos and other content of pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats and snakes.
31). Pakistan has the fourth largest broadband internet system in the world.
32). There are about 20 million internet users in Pakistan, which ranks 26th among the internet-using countries. In this way, about 11 percent of the people here run the Internet.
Amazing Facts About Pakistan
33). The first PC Virus was created by two Pakistani brothers.
34). It is believed that the world’s largest man-made forest “Changa Manga Forest” is in Pakistan.
35). On 28 May 1998, Pakistan became the first Islamic country to acquire nuclear power.
36). The national anthem of Pakistan is ranked first among the top three tunes in the world.
37). Pakistan has the seventh largest army in the world. The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission gets full support from the Pakistani Army here.
38). Cricket is the most popular sport of Pakistan. Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup in 1992 and won the T20 World Cup in 2009.
39). 7,789 km of the total length of Pakistan is covered by railways. Of this length, 7,477 km is broad gauge, while 312 km is short gauge.
40). 38 percent of Kashmir is under Pakistan’s occupation, which Pakistan calls Azad Kashmir but we call it Pak Occupied Kashmir because under an agreement at the time of independence, Maharaja Harisingh handed over the entire Jammu and Kashmir to India. The United Nations passed a resolution in 1948, under which Pakistan’s army was asked to withdraw from Kashmir, but the army did not move and during this time the LOC was prepared and Kashmir was divided.
41). Boy and girl cannot live together before marriage in Pakistan, it is considered illegal.