Pakistan 13 things you didn't know about

 


 


Pakistan 13 things you didn't know about 

 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 1

 Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world Pakistan has 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 2

 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 3

 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 4

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 5

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

Pakistanand 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 6

 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 7

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 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 success ful movies of 2012 at the box office 

number 8

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 9

 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 10

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 11

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 as singal eday back in 2008

Number 12

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


Nnumber 13

 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


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