10 Interesting Facts about Pakistan
THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF Pakistan was born on the 14th of August 1947 in South Asia when a united group of Muslims broke from the Hindu-majority in British India. The main purpose of freedom was to rule their own homeland independently. It is located in the ancient Indus Valley, the settlements in the area among the Khyber Pass, Himalayas, and the Arabian Sea are some of the oldest and ancient in the world and most severely traveled in history.
Here are 10 interesting facts about Pakistan.
- Pakistanis have won the Nobel Peace Prize twice, the late Abdus Salam who was a theoretical physicist in 1979 he shared the Nobel Prize in physics for his contribution to electroweak unification theory, and the second one was Malala Yousafzai, she was a woman’s education activist in 2014 she shared it with Kailash Satyarthi from India. Malala Yousafzai was only 17 years old when she was awarded the Nobel Prize, making herself the ever youngest Nobelist. Which was it itself another achievement.
2. The name of the country Pakistan derives and originate from two words, “Pak,” which is a Persian word that means “holy, clean or pure”, and “istan” derives from the Hindi word “isthan,” which means a place. The complete meaning of Pakistan is a Holyland.
3. Pakistan has six elected UNESCO World Tradition sites: the archeological remains at Mohenjo-Daro, the Buddhist remains of Takht-i-Bahi and the neighboring city remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol, the fort and Shalimar Gardens that is located in Lahore, the monuments at Makli, Fort Rohtas, and the ancient remains of Taxila. These are the most ancient remains which are in Pakistan.
4. Pakistan has the world’s largest contiguous and connected irrigation system it is normally called the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS). This Irrigation system is consists of three main reservoirs or lakes which include Tarbela, Mangla, and Chashma .19 barrages or dams which include Panjnad, Ferozepur, Islam, Balloki, Marala, Trimmu, Kalabagh, Sulemanki, Sukkur, Kotri, Chashma, Taunsa, Guddu, Mailsi, Sidhnai, Rasul, Qadirabad and Marla.
5. Soccer is basically called football by most people around the world. It’s most likely you’ve put a boot into a product made in Pakistan. Pakistan is the biggest manufacturer of football which is handmade. The workers of Pakistan hand-sew many of the balls that distributed around the world, and as The Atlantic report said that roughly around 40% of all soccer or footballs in the world are made in one Pakistan’s city called Sialkot.
6. The world’s first computer virus was created in 1986 by two Pakistani brothers. Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi in Lahore .it was named “Brain,” which infects the boot sector of storage media formatted with the DOS File Allocation Table (FAT) file system and targeted IBM PC platforms.
7. If you take a look geographically Pakistan has some of the highest mountains in the world. The world’s second-tallest mountain is in the country of Pakistan and has many names like Dapsang or Chogori these names are known locally, Mount Godwin-Austen is the name in English and Qogir Fengin Chinese. But most people know it simply as K2, its size is 8,611 meters or 28,251 feet.
8. When you look at the roads it has the world’s highest paved international road that is known as The Karakoram Highway, according to a magazine report. It is an 800-mile highway that connects Pakistan to western China and reaches a maximum height of 15,300 feet.
9. If you are looking and speaking of heights, the ATM at the world’s highest advancement belongs to the National Bank of Pakistan and it is located in the Khunjerab Pass, in Gilgit-Baltistan. It was established in November 2016 and it is 15,397 feet above sea level.
10. In the past, only Fatime Jinnah sister of Quaid-e-Azam was involved in politics with her brother, if you see the first woman who participated in a democratic government in a Muslim-majority country was the late Benazir Bhutto. She was the 1st lady to serve as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990.