Pakistan is a country that has confronted the challenges to clarify the true meaning of its culture throughout the world. Due to the cold and bias reporting of the media, Pakistan has faced a starkly contrasting culture, with its international image. No doubt it has been defined severe for all the terrible reasons, but today we will show you the positive side of the country.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan came into being in 1947 when the Muslims split up with the Hindu in British India and decided to rule their own homeland. Created in the name of Islam, this country is now the fifth most populated country in the world. From the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea, Pakistan is packed with some surprising things. So, with that, here are 15 incredible things about Pakistan.
1.The Descended from Alexander the Great’s Army
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The people of the Kalash Valley of Pakistan are fair-skinned, bright-eyed, and have a widely different culture. They are very popular in Pakistan for their heritage. According to the stories told by the people of Kalash, they are the decedents of the Greek runways. However, there has been no confirmation of this extraordinary assertion until geneticists have proved it. They concluded that the genes of the Kalash people appear to indicate that they had an influx of European blood that dates back to Alexander’s time.
2.The only Fertile Desert In The World
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Deserts are often known as a place that lacks flora and fauna. However, the Thar Desert in Pakistan is the only fertile desert in the world. Spread over an area of 19638 sq kilometers in southern Sindh, it is not only prolific but the 17th largest desert of Pakistan.
3.Smartest People In The World
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Pakistan is full of talent and has many people who have gone on to do great things and have made their mark around the globe. Pakistanis have been rated the world’s fourth-smartest people out of 125 nations, according to a poll by the European Business Administration Institute. From the youngest civil judge of the world to the student who scored 87 A’s, Pakistan is packed with the most intelligent people. Another study showed that Pakistan is the world’s 7th largest country with a pool of scientists and engineers.
4.The Largest Volunteer Ambulance Service
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Working since 1951, The Edhi Foundation of Pakistan holds the Guinness Book of World record of running the world’s largest ambulance service. Founded by Abdul Sattar Edhi, this ambulance service does not only operates in Pakistan but has also worked internationally. It has provided assistance in Iran and Egypt to victims of the Gulf War and earthquake. As of March 2016, with 300 centers and own air ambulances, over 1,800 private ambulance carriers were deployed in Pakistan under this Network.
5.Pakistan Produces More Than 60% Of The World’s Footballs
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You probably put a kick into a product made in Pakistan if you are playing football. Sialkot is a small town in Pakistan, but it is the largest producer of hand-sew soccer balls around the world. Not only the footballs, but this small city is also a giant producer of many other sports equipment as well.
6.The Highest Polo Ground
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Shandur polo ground is highest in the world and is located at a height of about 12,200feet. The people of Shandur were practicing a traditional game of polo since 1936. It has now become the most famous polo festival in the world. People from different parts of the world come to Shandur, to see the match along with the folk shows, music, dance, and celebrations of the festival.
7.Two Pakistani Brother Created First PC Virus
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Perhaps something not very proud of, but an exceptional degree of intelligence might still have been expected for this.
The first virus that attached computers was ‘Brain’ and was created by two brothers Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi. They operated a computer shop and found their clients sharing illegal copies of software. So they created a malware file to teach their consumers a lesson to avoid using their pirated software.
8.The Highest Paved International Road
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Karakoram Highway, also known as KKH, is located at an elevation of 4,693 meters above sea level. This 800-mile highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range. Each turn of the Karakorum is greeted by breathtaking sights while the trail crosses hills, cliffs, ponds, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.
9.The Youngest IT Experts
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From the youngest smartphone app developer to the youngest Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Pakistan is full of the rising stars.
Arfa Karim became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional when she was just nine years old. The next year at the age of 10, she became the youngest girl to earn a pilot’s license.
Babar Iqbal is the youngest professional computer record holder of MCP, CWNA, CIWA, MSP, and MCTS is currently working for Microsoft and is based in Dubai.
Haris Khan is the youngest smartphone application, developer. He developed a 3D football game, ‘Super Soccer Kick,’ when he was just 11 years old.
10.The Best National Anthem
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No doubt, the National anthem of Pakistan is inspiring and motivational. The beautiful poetry of this anthem was written by Hafeez Jullundhri, while it was composed by musician Ahmad G Chagla. Due to the delightful composition of the tune, Pakistan’s national anthem is ranked number one in the world.
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Pakistan has an immense diversity of cultures, and there are hundreds, maybe thousands of distinct groups. These different ethnic groups of people in Pakistan practice their own set of customs and traditions. This is why language is hugely variable in Pakistan, and the average people here can speak up to three styles. The number of languages actively spoken in Pakistan is 76, but Urdu is the national language of Pakistan.
12.Largest Man-made Forest
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Changa Manga, in Kasur district of Punjab, is one of the largest man-made forests in the world. It covers the area of approximately 12,000 acres and has a wide variety of flora and fauna. This forest also has a variety of wildlife including, different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects.
13.First Female Leader Of Any Muslim Country
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Pakistan is the first Muslim country where a female leader was elected as a prime minister. Yes, Benazir Bhutto. She was the daughter of late Zulfiqar Bhutto was the first female leader to head a democratic government in a Muslim-majority country.
14.UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Pakistan has six world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. The famous of them is the Indus valley civilization that is developed along the Indus River and delta. Another one is the ancient historical civilizations, Mehrgarh that dates back to 6000 BC. Besides these, the archeological ruins of Moenjodaro and Taxila are also included in the list
15.Pakistan Bought The world’s largest Remote Port
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Pakistan is blessed to hold a superior position in Asia, which makes it a center of trade in the region. It will hopefully increase in the coming years because of having the longest natural deep port in the world, Gawader. However, it was not a part of Pakistan until 1958 when Pakistan purchased it for $3 million from Oman after four years of negotiation. The plan for the development of the infrastructure of the Gwader port at the Arabian Sea in Baluchistan is to be further increased in the coming years as the country works hand in hand with China on CPEC.