Pakistan is a country that often makes headlines for all the wrong reasons – terrorism, political instability, and economic challenges. However, this fascinating country also has a rich history, diverse culture, and stunning natural beauty that are often overlooked. From the bustling cities of Lahore and Karachi to the breathtaking mountain ranges of the north, Pakistan is a land of contrasts and contradictions that never fails to surprise and intrigue. In this article, we will delve into the many facets of Pakistan, from its troubled past and present to its vibrant art, music, and cuisine. Join us on a journey to discover the many faces of Pakistan, and explore why this country is worth exploring despite its challenges.
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1. The name Pakistan comes from two words: “Pak,” meaning holy, clean, or pure in Persian, and “istan,” meaning a place in Hindi.
2. Pakistan has six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the archeological ruins at Moenjodaro, the Buddhist ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Sahr-i-Bahlol, the fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, the monuments at Makli, Fort Rohtas, and the ancient ruins of Taxila.
3. Pakistan is a major producer of soccer balls, with roughly 40% of all soccer balls in the world made in the city of Sialkot by hand-sewing workers.
4. The world’s first PC virus, called “Brain,” was created by two Pakistani brothers, Basit Farooq Alvi, and Amjad Farooq Alvi, in 1986.
5. Malala Yousufzai, the youngest Nobel Laureate, is from Pakistan.
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6. Pakistan is the 5th most populous country in the world.
7. It has the world’s second-largest Muslim population, with approximately 95 to 98% of Pakistanis being Muslim.
8. Male homosexuality is illegal in Pakistan, and those convicted can face life imprisonment as punishment.
9. Despite this strong intolerance, Pakistan leads the world in gay porn searches.
10. Pakistan has a unique approach to tax collection, with transgender individuals being sent as tax collectors to embarrass those who evade taxes.
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11. In 2012, a protester died after inhaling smoke from a burning US flag during a protest in Pakistan.
12. A Russian eagle named “Min” and three other eagles being tracked by scientists unexpectedly flew into Iran/Pakistan, racking up so many out-of-network data roaming charges on SMS text transmitters that scientists had to take out a loan and ask for help on social media to pay off the phone bill.
13. The daughter of Pakistan’s ex-PM used the typeface Calibri font to forge documents about illegal offshore companies. However, the documents were purportedly created in 2006, before the font was publicly available to computer users worldwide until 2007.
14. In approximately 241,000 years, Nanga Parbat, the ninth tallest mountain in the world located in Pakistan, will overtake Everest and become the tallest mountain in the world.
15. During the Bangladesh liberation war, Pakistan made a final effort to kill as many intellectuals as possible to eliminate the future leaders of the new nation of Bangladesh.
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16. No Prime Minister of Pakistan has served a full 5-year term since their independence in 1947.
17. Pakistan is one of only five countries where the suicide rate for women is higher than men, the others being China, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Indonesia.
18. Investigations by authorities in Pakistan revealed that over a period of nearly two years, more than 600 poor Pakistani girls and women were sold as brides to Chinese men.
19. Pakistan has the fourth largest irrigation system in the world, with most of its population depending on a livelihood in agriculture. The system, which runs on the Indus Basin, is crucial to cultivating 202,000 sq km of land.
20. Pakistan is the world’s first, and only Islamic country to attain nuclear weapons.
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