20 Facts About Pakistan To Make You Proud This Independence Day

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Pakistan is a land of beauty and wonders. There can’t be a better opportunity than the 14th of August, Independence Day of Pakistan, to learn some historical facts and be a proud Pakistani. Let this also be a test of your knowledge to see how many facts are you familiar with?

These 20 facts about Pakistan will makeyou really really proud of your homeland!

1. Mehgarh

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Discovered in 1974 at Balochistan, the historical civilization of Mehgarh is said to be dated back to more than 6000 BC. This makes it older than the Indus Valley Civilization.

2. Youngest Civil Judge

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Pakistan is home to the youngest civil judge in the world. Late Mohammad Ilyas cleared the exam before even turning 21. Study goals, anyone?

3. National Anthem

Pakistan’s national anthem tune is said to be one of the best in the world.

4. Changa Manga

This odd name is actually the world’s largest man-made forest covering 12,000 Acres.

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5. Islamabad

No offense to the other cities but Islamabad is considered one of the most beautiful capital cities of the world.

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Source: Daily Times

6. Air Force

Pakistan’s Air Force pilots are ranked amongst the best fighter pilots in the world.

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Source: Global Village Sapce

7. MM Alam

While talking about Air Force, Late Air Commodore MM Alam holds the record for shooting down 5 planes in less than a minute during the 1965 war.

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Express Tribuen

8. Jahangir Khan

The retired squash players hold the Guinness world recording for winning 555 matches in a row.

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Jahangir Khan Photo Credit: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

9. Sialkot

More from the world of sports. Factories at Sialkot produce around 60 million footballs every year which makes almost 60% of the world’s production.

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Source: Top10 in pakistan

10. Karakoram Highway

World’s highest international paved road at 4,693 meters is the Karakoram Highway.

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The Nation

11. Irrigation System

Pakistan has the largest irrigation system in the world.

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CSS Times

12. Nobel Prize

Pakistan is home to two Nobel Prize winners. Abdul Salam for Physics and Malala Yousafzai for Peace.

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Source: Parhlo

13. Ambulance Network

Owing to Late Edhi’s countless efforts, Pakistan has the largest ambulance network in the world which is a Guinness world record.

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Source: CPEC Bulletin

14. Fertile Desert

The Tharparkar desert of Pakistan is the only fertile desert in the world.

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Source: Dawn

15. Women in Forces

Pakistan is the only second Muslim country to allow women in combat roles. Turkey did it first.

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Source: PAkistan Today

16. Freelancing

Pakistan ranks 4th in freelancing around the world and is said to generate around $ 1 billion every year.

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Source: ResearchSnipers

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17. Gwadar

Pakistan has the largest deep sea port in the world at Gwadar.

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Source: GulfNews

18. Woman Prime Minister

Late Benazir Bhutto was the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan and also the first in Muslim countries.

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Benazir Bhutto

19. Truck Art

Pakistan is famous around the world for its unique and beautiful truck art.

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Source: researchsnipers.com

20. Nuclear Power

In the end, Pakistan is first Muslim country to become a nuclear power.

Do you know any facts about Pakistan which can make us on Independence Day? Please, share in the comments.