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Interesting Facts about Pakistan
Pakistan Interesting Facts
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Pakistan:
The first Islamic nation to acquire nuclear power is Pakistan.
The largest canal-based irrigation system in the world is in Pakistan.
The largest ambulance network in the world is in Pakistan. The network is run by Pakistan's Edhi Foundation, which is also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
In Persian and Urdu, the word Pakistan means "Country of the Pure".
Only two Pakistanis have received the Nobel Prize. Abdus Salam for Physics in 1979 and Malala Yousafzai for Peace in 2014.
Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and its financial center, is also home to about 17 million people. Furthermore, present is a sizable harbor. The original capital of Pakistan after independence was Karachi, which served in that capacity until 1958, when Rawalpindi was chosen as the new location.
On August 14 and 15, 1947, at midnight, India and Pakistan gained their freedom. According to the Indian Independence Act, "Two independent Dominions shall be established in India as of the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan."
Until 1956, Pakistan was ruled by Queen Elizabeth II. Moreover, Barack Obama, a former US president, traveled to Pakistan in 1981.
Pakistan's national beverage is sugarcane juice. It is also referred to as "roh" in Pakistan.
Pakistan charges a 5% advance tax on annual education-related expenses, but only if the total expense exceeds Rs 200,000 in a calendar year.
The second-highest mountain in the globe and Pakistan's highest mountain peak are both known as K-2 (Chagori).
Mehrgarh, which dates to 6000 B.C., is one of the oldest civilizations ever recorded and was located in Pakistan. Today, Mehrgarh is regarded as the Indus Valley Civilization's forerunner. It is one of the oldest sites in South Asia where farming and herding have been documented.
The Indus River's water is home to a rare species of dolphin called the "Blind Dolphin". Second only to the Yangtze River dolphin, which is "functionally extinct," this species of freshwater dolphin is in danger of extinction worldwide.
The youngest civil judge in the entire world was appointed by Pakistan. The youngest civil judge in the world, Mohammed Ilyas, passed the exam at the age of 20 years and 9 months.
The second-largest and oldest salt mine in the world is called "Khewra Salt Mine" and it is located in Pakistan.
This fact is among the most amazing in the list of facts about Pakistan. The Tharparkar desert, which is in Sindh province, is the only fertile desert in the world.
In terms of size, Pakistan's military ranks eleventh in the world. The army is made up of 617,000 soldiers. The Pakistani army plays a significant role in UN peacekeeping missions.
There are 1,014,825 people living in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad (2022). On August 14, 1967, exactly 20 years after Pakistan's independence, Islamabad was formally proclaimed as the country's capital.
The pilots of Pakistan's air force are among the best in the world.
Pakistan shares land borders with Afghanistan, Iran, India, and China.