Thanks to mainstream media, you may have heard a lot of negative news about Pakistan and have negative feelings about it. Did you know “Brazuca” – the official football in FIFA World Cup 2014, was manufactured in Pakistan? Similarly, we have collected some of the incredible yet surprising facts about Pakistan that will definitely change your perception about it.
Located in Southwestern Arabian Sea, the Gwadar Port is the world’s largest deep sea port which lies in the coastal region of Balochistan, Pakistan. The sea port is known to be the lifeline in the economy of the country. Pakistan has been agreed to collaborate with China to make the port a large-scale commercial port.
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Pakistan houses one of the highest mountain ranges in the world. Hindu Kush and Himalayan ranges also cover some areas of Pakistan. Among the 14 highest peaks, 4 highest peaks in the world are located in Pakistan. The second highest mountain peak, K2 is also covered in Pakistan.
Karakoram Highway is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” which is well paved in Pakistan. The 15,397 ft. road has been constructed between Pakistan and China. It is among the most sought-after tourist attractions here.
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Pakistan also shares one of the largest deserts in the world with India. Thar is the ninth longest sub-tropical desert in the world which is also located in Pakistan. The 10000-year-old desert was once an important source of water for Indus Valley Civilization.
Khewara Salt Mines is the oldest salt mines in Pakistan and the second largest salt mines in the world. Discovered by the troops of Alexander the Great in 320 BC, the salt mines have a long-back history. The mines produce around 350,000 Tons of salt every year, making it world’s largest salt producer. It reserves around 600 million tons of salt.
Located in Gilgit Pakistan, Shandur Top is known as the “Roof of the World” as it is positioned at the altitude of over 12200 ft. A polo match is played every year between Chitral and Gilgit.
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On May 28, 1998, Pakistan became the nuclear power and the first Islamic country in the world of its kinds, ensuring the defense against various threats from outside.
Pakistan also has largest irrigation network in the world, which accounts to 14.4 mn hectares, fed by Indus River. The major leading storage reservoirs are their main attractions – Chashma on Indus River, Tarbela and Mangla on Jhelum River.
Edhi Foundation is the topmost nonprofit organization which caters to the public with 24×7 medical and healthcare services, emergency services and shelters. Currently, it has around 300 centers across the country, and branches in the US, UK, Japan, Canada and China.
Sialkot is known for producing sports goods and hand-stitched footballs from there are the trademark of the country.