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!
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
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.
No offense to the other cities but Islamabad is considered one of the most beautiful capital cities of the world.
6. Air Force
Pakistan’s Air Force pilots are ranked amongst the best fighter pilots in the world.
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.
8. Jahangir Khan
The retired squash players hold the Guinness world recording for winning 555 matches in a row.
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.
10. Karakoram Highway
World’s highest international paved road at 4,693 meters is the Karakoram Highway.
11. Irrigation System
Pakistan has the largest irrigation system in the world.
12. Nobel Prize
Pakistan is home to two Nobel Prize winners. Abdul Salam for Physics and Malala Yousafzai for Peace.
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.
14. Fertile Desert
The Tharparkar desert of Pakistan is the only fertile desert in the world.
15. Women in Forces
Pakistan is the only second Muslim country to allow women in combat roles. Turkey did it first.
Pakistan ranks 4th in freelancing around the world and is said to generate around $ 1 billion every year.
Pakistan has the largest deep sea port in the world at Gwadar.
18. Woman Prime Minister
Late Benazir Bhutto was the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan and also the first in Muslim countries.
19. Truck Art
Pakistan is famous around the world for its unique and beautiful truck art.
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.