20 Oct 10 Most Interesting Facts about Pakistan
10 Most Interesting Facts about Pakistan
While talking about governmental issues and social trends with international friends/partners often Pakistanis find themselves either at the aim of oblivious jokes or clarifying the truth of their country and culture.
But Pakistan is way more than this, it has places that attract tourists from all around the world, beautiful villages and valleys, Natural wonders, modernized transportation like metro cab services, and many more. To give you a better idea, here are some interesting and unique facts about Pakistan that add prosperity and beauty to our world.
One of the Earliest and Largest Civilizations Flourished all Around the Globe
The Indus Valley Civilization, which bloomed around the Indus river and delta, is one of the oldest and most established societies whose traces are preserved in the form of construction, relics, and fossils.
The Indus civilization alongside the ancient civilizations of Egyptian and Mesopotamian is the earliest three civic establishments of the old world.
The civilization included many well-planned cities and towns with showers, modern sewage, drainage, and water supply systems, and numerous large nonresidential buildings assembled demonstrating government systems. With its maximum populace at 5 million local people of the valley invented new kinds of handiworks and metallurgy.
Two Pakistani’s won Nobel Prize
The late Abdus Salam who was a theoretical physicist and in 1979 he won the Nobel Prize in physics for his work of electroweak unification theory.
Malala Yousafzai, who is an education activist of women, shared the Nobel prize with Kailash Satyarthi of India in 2014. Yousafzai was 17 years old when she was granted the Nobel, making her the youngest ever laureate.
2nd Highest Mountain Range
Pakistan is home to the 2nd highest mountain K2, 3rd highest Tirich Mir, and 3 highest mountain ranges on the planet.
Pakistan’s killer K2 or otherwise called Godwin Austin is 2nd highest peak in the world and it is the part of the Greater Himalaya Mountain range otherwise called the Karakoram Range which reaches out to China and India too.
The 3rd highest peak of the world Tirich Mir is also found in the Hindu Kush Range of Pakistan.
Thusly, three of the highest mountain ranges of the world the Himalayas, the greater Himalayas or K2, and the Hindukush are found in Pakistan which makes it a premier but challenging destination for serious mountain climbers and winter sports experts.
The largest Deep-sea Port of the World
The superior position of Pakistan in Asia makes it a center of trade in the region and that is expected to increase in the coming years as the country is working inseparably with China on CPEC plan to build up the foundation of the Gwadar port at the Arabian Sea.
Gwadar is a must-visit place as it contains many attractions for tourists. Baluchistan is the biggest natural deep port in the world. This port act as an entrance for western China and perhaps for the landlocked Central Asian countries through the significant ocean route of the Strait of Hormuz.
Highest Paved Road in the World
Karakoram highway is also called as the 8th wonder of the world or the China-Pakistan friendship highway. It is the highest paved road in the world.
The highway runs for 800 miles from Abbottabad, Pakistan to Kashgar in Xinjiang, West China. The highest point of the highway lies at the Khunjerab Pass at the height of 4800 meters. Each turn of the KKH is accompanied by fantastic views as the highway runs through mountains, valleys, glaciers, and lakes, and rivers.
Best Soccer balls Manufacturing
If you love playing soccer or otherwise called football by the majority all around the globe – it’s probably you’ve put a boot into an item made in Pakistan.
Workers in Pakistan hand-sew many of the soccer balls distributed globally, and as The Atlantic reports, almost 40% of all soccer balls on the planet are made in one Pakistani city: Sialkot.
The World’s Largest Volunteer Ambulance Service
Edhi Foundation of Pakistan gladly runs the biggest volunteer ambulance service in the world, and this record has been held by Pakistan since 1997. Its headquarter is in Karachi.
UNESCO World Heritage Location
The foundation runs emergency ambulance service 24/7 alongside offering different types of services like an asylum for the homeless, free medical care, drug rehabilitation, orphanage services, adoption services, and local and worldwide disaster relief.
- Pakistan has six assigned UNESCO World Heritage locations:
- The archeological ruins at Moenjodaro
- The Buddhist relics of Takht-I-Bahi and neighboring city leftovers at Sahr-I-Bahlol;
- The Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
- The landmarks at Makli;
- Fort Rohtas
- The antiquated ruins of Taxila.
These attractions particularly attract people who love history and they are best for a one day trip. If you haven’t visited these places then book your rent a car and plan your next trip to one of these destinations with your friends and family.
Largest Irrigation System
Pakistan has the biggest contiguous irrigation system in the world, as indicated by the United Nations.
The World’s Highest Polo Ground
It is situated at Shandur Top and is considered as the highest polo ground at the height of 3700 meters, where the traditional game of polo was begun by Balti Prince Ali Sher Khan.
This game has been held every year since 1936, the Shandur Polo Festival is a competition between local teams that invites guests to see the game alongside shows of folk music, dance, and festivity.