Some Interesting Facts about Pakistan
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, famously known as Pakistan. It is the 6th most populous country in the world. According to, its current population in 2019 is 204,596,442. Its capital is Islamabad, and Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan. It has an area of 796,095 sq km. Urdu is the National language of Pakistan. Urdu and English both used as official languages. Some of the interesting facts of Pakistan which are unknown to most of the people are given below:
  • Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of Pakistan because of the largest canal-based irrigation system in the World.
  • Wasim Akram, a former Pakistani fast bowler famously known a King of the swing is first to take 400 wickets in both Tests and ODIs.
  • Pakistan means “Land of Pure” in Persian and Urdu.
  • Two Nobel Prize won from Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai for peace in 2014 and Abdus Salam for Physics in 1979.
  • The world’s highest ATM (automated teller machine) is installed in Pakistan at a height of 16,007 feet above sea level at the Pak-China border, Khunjerab Pass, credit to the National Bank of Pakistan.


  • Ex-US President Barack Obama visited Pakistan in 1981.
  • The national drink of Pakistan is Sugarcane.
  • Blind Dolphin a rare species found in the water of the Indus River of Pakistan.
  • The second-largest and oldest salt mine in the world is “Khewra Salt Mine” in Pakistan.
  • The only fertile desert in the world, “The Tharparkar Desert” located in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
  • The 11th largest armed force in the World is of Pakistan. Pakistani Army supports largely the UN peacekeeping missions.
  • The World’s seventh largest collection of scientists and engineers is from Pakistan.
  • Islamabad, Pakistan is the second most beautiful capital in the World.
  • Pakistan and Turkey are the only Muslim countries to open Combat Jobs for women.
  • Because of the Geographic location, Gwadar port is the largest deep seaport in the World.
  • Best trained air force pilots are from Pakistan.


  • Pakistan generated a whopping $1 billion in freelancing in the year 2017.
  • Benazir Bhutto became the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan and of any Muslim nation.
  • Lake Saiful Muluk, is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan, at an elevation of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level.
  • Pakistan’s literacy rate has grown 250% in the last five years, the largest increase in any country too date.
  • The World’s third-largest ship breaking yard is in Gaddani, Pakistan.
  • Sohail Abbas, a Pakistani field hockey defender, is the highest goal scorer in the history of field hockey, with his current goal tally at 348.
  • The intelligence of Pakistan is considered the best intelligence corps in the World, even better than the CIA.
  • Furthermore, Pakistan is the World’s fourth-largest milk producing country.
  • It is also famous for truck art (decorating trucks with complex floral patterns and poetic calligraphy). Trucks are painted with a splash of colors and the artists’ creativity is very appealing.
  • Pakistan is the Worlds’ 26th largest economy
  • Due to the hard work of Pakistani people, it has been ranked the 4th with most intelligent people across the globe
  • The National Anthem of Pakistan is the number one ranked tune in the World
  • It also holds the record of most people singing the anthem, simultaneously.
  • Pakistan is capturing high market share in the freelance market.
  • Edhi Foundation is Pakistan’s largest non-profit social welfare program. It runs the World’s largest ambulance network in Pakistan.
  • The World’s largest manmade forest is Changa-Manga located in Pakistan. It covers the area of about 12,000 acres.
  • Besides all most importantly Pakistan is the first Islamic country in the world to attain Nuclear Power.

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