16 Interesting Facts About Pakistan Every Pakistani Should Know
Pakistan has lost his positive image in global society due to media war and terrorism. There is the other side of Pakistan that word needs to see. We have listed some interesting facts about Pakistan that would change your mind how you used to think about Pakistan.
Largest Manufacturer of Sports Items
Pakistan is the world’s largest manufacturer of sports item especially handmade footballs in Sialkot. Pakistan exported $313,362 worth of sports goods in 2018, which included mainly footballs, gloves, and other sports item. Sialkot’s Tango Ball was used in FIFA 1982. Pakistan made football also represented at FIFA 2018. The Brazucas, which was manufactured in Pakistan, was presented in FIFA 2014.
First Islamic Nuclear Power
Pakistan is the world’s first Islamic country to get nuclear power. Pakistan became Nuclear Power on 28th May 1998 at the Chaghi. This made Pakistan’s global worth much more than before.
Largest Irrigation System
Pakistan has the largest canal-based irrigation system in the world, which serves 14.4 million hectares of cultivated land. It is fed by Indus river water. The total area of Pakistan is 881,913 km² out of which 38% is cultivatable and 25% is currently cultivated.
World’s Largest Ambulance Network
One of the interesting facts about Pakistan is that has the largest ambulance network in the world which is built by Edhi Foundation. Abdul Sattar Edhi was the founder of this ambulance network whose name is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. They have more than 1800 vehicles including air ambulance, marine ambulance, and mobile mortuary.
World’s Highest ATMPakistan has the world’s highest ATM. National Bank of Pakistan installed this ATM and it is located at a height of 16,007 feet above sea level, at the Pak-China border, Khunjerab Pass.
Fastest Flying Airline
Pakistan’s national airline, PIA holds the world record for flying the fastest between London and Karachi. This record was made by PIA in 1962 and the flight was completed in 6 hours, 43 minutes, 55 seconds which is still not broken by any airline. This is the same airline who acquired its own hotel in New York and who trained Etisalat’s staff.
Second Highest Mountain
The second highest mountain is located in Pakistan which is known as K-2. Its original name is Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori. K2 is 8,611 meters above sea level and it is located in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.
Oldest Civilization in History
Another amazing fact about Pakistan is that it has one of the oldest civilizations in history, Mehrgarh, back to 6000 B.C. Mehrgarh is now seen as an ancestor to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is one of the earliest sites with facts of farming and herding in South Asia.
Second Largest and Oldest Salt Mine
Pakistan has the second-largest salt mine in the world which is also the oldest. This salt mine called Khewra Salt Mine is located at Pind Dadan Khan, Pakistan. It gets 25K visitors every year and produces 387,747 tonnes of sale per year.
The Only Fertile Desert in The World
Pakistan is the country which has the only fertile desert in the world and it is called Tharparkar desert. Tharparkar is also the world’s 7th largest desert. It is located in Sindh, Pakistan.
A fertile desert is a deserted area but with an abundant supply of water. A fertile desert is also capable of producing vegetation and crops in abundance.
Top National Anthem Tune
Pakistan has got top National anthem tune in the whole world. The tune was composed by Ahmad G. Ghagla, a great Pakistani musician, by using 21 instruments in 1949. One of the other interesting facts about Pakistan is that the total time of this tune is 80 seconds.
The largest earth-filled dam
Pakistan has the largest earth-filled dam in the world which is known as Tarbela Dam. Tarbela Dam is built on Indus river, Pakistan in 1968 and 1976. An earth dam is the one that is created by the compact of earth layers and Pakistan has the largest one.
25% Under Agricultural Land
Pakistan has the total land of which 881,913 km² which is equal to combined land of France and the UK. The amazing facts are that 25% of the total land of Pakistan is under agricultural activation which irrigates three times more than Russia.
Best Trained Air force Pilots
Pakistan has some of the best-trained air force pilots in the world. Pakistan Air Force has around 70,000 personnel and 755 aircraft.
Shah Faisal Mosque
The Shah Faisal Mosque in (Islam Abad) Pakistan can accommodate 100,000 worshipers at a time. It was the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993. The Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan. It is named after Saudi King Faisal, who provided a $120 million grant for the construction of the mosque in 1976.
Amazing Facts About Pakistan
We have listed some of the interesting and amazing facts about Pakistan in this article. We tried to be as precise as possible. If there are any errors and omissions please let us know in the comments below. If you know any other interesting facts about Pakistan please share with us.