15 Things You Might Not Know About Pakistan (Photos)

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Asia and shares a border with Iran, Afghanistan, China and India. Its capital city is Islamabad but the largest and the most financial city is Karachi. It is the 33rd-largest country in the world and has the second-largest Muslim population.

Here are facts you might not know about this country.

1. There are over 74 languages spoken in Pakistan due to its ethnic diversity. Most people speak more than three languages. English is widely spoken because it was a colony of Britain.

2. Youngest Nobel Prize Peace Winner is Malala who won it at the age of 19 years in 2014. She was awarded due to her courage in speaking for the rights of girls and women.

3. Pakistan was the first official Islamic republic but it blends democratic and caliphate legal system that incorporates secular aspects into the government. It is more moderate, unlike other Muslim countries.

4. Kashmir is a heavily disputed territory in the world. The mountainous region is located along the India-Pakistan border. The majority of the residents are Muslims and they want to be part of Pakistan or form their own country.

5. More than half of the world’s soccer balls are made in Pakistan. The garment industry is very developed and employs many people.

6. Pakistan has hundreds of Sufi shrines. Sufism is the goal of having a direct experience with God and is attained through meditation and trance-like dance.

7. Pakistanis are the most hospitable people in the entire world. Tourists who have travelled there can attest to this.

8. It has the fourth largest irrigation system in the world that has helped the country to be self food sufficient. It is also used to irrigate cash crops for export.

9. It has the world’s second-largest salt mines that produce 325,000 tons of salt every year.

10. It is the fifth most populous country in the world with more than 243 million people.

11. It has nuclear weapons that are short and medium-range. They are accurate and have a high payload.

13. Queen Elizabeth was once the queen of Pakistan from 1953 to 1957. Pakistan is a member of the Commonwealth.

14. It is one of the Islamic countries to incorporate women into its military. Turkey has many women in the military.

15. US special forces conducted a successful operation and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2,4 2011…….Sée Moré

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