Amazing facts about Pakistan, that no one else will tell you.

Pakistan means Peace, Pakistan: The Land of Opportunities
Pakistan means Peace, Pakistan: The Land of Opportunities

Pakistan, or Islamic Republic of Pakistan is an Islamic sovereign country in South Asia.Many people don’t know much about Pakistan. and if they know, they only knows what they see in news channel or read in news paper about Pakistan. Mostly people in US and other countries think Pakistan a backward and terrorist state that is influenced by terrorism or finances terrorism and extremism but in reality Pakistan is very different from what you have seen on TV.
We have collected some information from different sources all over  the Pakistan. We came to know that Pakistan is a land of opportunities, happiess, dreams which occupy with loving and hospitable people.

Here are some things that made us surprised and we want every body should know about these things. These are few reasons why Pakistan is more amazing then any other countries in World.

Seasons: 

People of Pakistan blessed to witness four seasons in a year. They experience Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In some regions weather goes extreme hot up-to 52C in summer where as in some areas, weather becomes too cold in winters. Upto -5C.
Pakistanis are blessed to have one of best natural weather, rain and moon-soon systems in world. They observe rain many times in a year and mountain regions also witness snow in winters.

Morning view in summer in Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir.
Morning view in summer in Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir. Photo: Dawn News

National Anthem of Pakistan

Pakistan National Anthem Lyrics, musical tunes are ranked number one among all tunes in world. Hafeez Jullundhri’s wrote the National Anthem of Pakistan and words were composed by musician Ahmad G Chagla. Pakistan also holds the record of most people singing the anthem, simultaneously

People singing National Anthem of Pakistan -Source Guinness world Records book
People singing National Anthem of Pakistan -Source Guinness world Records book

Pakistani People

More than 200 Million people from different ethnicity and backgrounds live in Pakistan. Different people from different regions, or having different religions or languages live together in Metropolitan cities like Karachi and Lahore. They all live together happily and no one has any complaints or issues about others. People from different religions or languages live together in same localities or towns. There are some areas where Christians, Muslims and Hindus live together. It is not a wonder, if you find a church or Hindu Temple in any Muslim Majority areas or if you find a Mosque in any Non Muslim Majority areas. Muslims and Non Muslims are living side by side in same area since ages.

Pakistan people live and celebrate their happiness together.
Pakistan people from different backgrounds live and celebrate their happiness together.

Economy and Power

Pakistan is among fastest growing economies and fast growing countries in world. Pakistan is a nuclear state and worlds 26th largest and better performing economy in world. Pakistan have faced and countered many challenges regarding terrorism, law and order situation in Pakistan, but still Pakistan Business community, Pakistan Stock Exchange and Pakistan Nuclear Program managed to survive and move toward success and growth in full swing. Pakistan Stock Exchange was among worlds best performing and fastest growing stock exchanges in world in first and 2nd quarter of year 2017.

 

Pakistan is 26th faster growing economy in world
Pakistan is 26th faster growing economy in world

At other hand, Pakistan has a strong Army and Intelligence Agency called ISI. Pakistan Army, ISI and SSG – a quick response and combat action force has won many international professional awards and events. Pakistan has seventh largest army in world. At many international competitions and events, Pak Army soldiers proved that they are superior and more stronger  than any other army in world.

Smartest people with Intelligent brains

Pakistan have produced some of best and finest brains in world. According to a poll organised by the Institute of European Business Administration, from 125 countries, Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people across the globe. Pakistan has the seventh largest collection of scientists and engineers. Pakistan has produced youngest professionals and educationists who got recognition all over world. Arfa Karim, Dr. Abdus Salam, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, Babar Iqbal, Ali Moeen Nawazish are few names to remember. Pakistan has contributed in world economy in different fields and cultures. Pakistan have also produced one of the best Musicians, Singers, Film producers and writers. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Sabri, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Madam Noor Jehan, Ustad Amanat Ali, they all belong to Pakistan and they all don’t need any introduction.

Arfa Karim - One of youngest Microsoft certified professionals. Who secured Microsoft certification at very young age and honored by people every where.
Arfa Karim – One of youngest Microsoft certified professionals. Who secured Microsoft certification at very young age and honored by people every where.

 

Nusrat Fathe Ali Khan - Legendary Classical, Spiritual and Qawali Singer Who promoted peace using his musical instruments and vocals
Nusrat Fatheh Ali Khan – Legendary Classical, Spiritual and Qawwali Singer Who promoted peace using his musical instruments and vocals

 

Miraculous, breath-taking beauty

Almighty has gifted breath-taking beauty to Pakistan. From Quetta to Kashmir, Pakistan is blessed with stunning landscapes, sky-high and heart touching mountains, lakes and fields. Pakistan is among one of the best places to spend your holidays within your budget. Government of Pakistan has not taken any steps to improve tourism in Pakistan and make Pakistan a tourism spot but still every year, thousand of people from different countries visit Pakistan and spend a quality time here in Pakistan. Northern Areas of Pakistan, especially Gilgit Baltistan, Naran, Kaghan and Azad Kashmir are the places that attract most of the tourists.

An eye catching view of Shangrilla Lake and Resorts.
An eye catching view of Shangrilla Lake and Resorts.

Largest salt mines and salt range in World

Pakistan is lucky to have largest salt range and 2nd Largest Operational salt mine in world. Khewra Salt mines are one of world oldest mines in the world. Their history originates before 320 B.C. Every year million of tonnes of salt is excavated from Khewra Salt mines and after necessary refining and cleaning it is exported all over the world. Khewra salt mines are one of the best resources for quality salt.  Not only this, Khewra salt mine attracts tourists as well. every year, many tourists visit Khewra salt mines. Government has constructed some monuments with in salt mine which tells about historical importance of Khewra slat mines and salt range.

Khewra Salt Mines - One of largest salt mines in World.
Khewra Salt Mines – One of largest salt mines in World.

 

World’s Largest and most active Ambulance Network

Abdul Sattar Edhi’s Non Profit Social Organization ‘Edhi Foundation’ has worlds largest Ambulance Network. Edhi Ambulance is worlds largest and most active Ambulance network in world which helps injured, sick and affected people free of cost. They have more than 2000 Ambulances operational all over world. Their fleet also includes Air Ambulance which consists of 2 air crafts and a helicopter which stay in stand-by position for 24hrs a day. Edhi Ambulance has participated in many disasters and relief work in different countries including Palestine, America, Canada, Japan, Iran, Egypt, Bangladesh and India. Edhi Foundation helps humanity without any discrimination.

Edhi Foundation runs one of largest free ambulance service all over the world.
Edhi Foundation runs one of largest free ambulance service all over the world.

World’s most philanthropic Nation

Pakistani Nation and people are among worlds most philanthropic people. They donate a huge amount of their earnings and income in charity and disasters relief work all over the world. Previously more than $150,000 were donated only by Pakistani people for Hurricane Katrina in USA. Globally Pakistani nation is ranked within 60 countries who donate more for welfare of others. According to world giving index 2011, Pakistan ranks at no 34th globally, much better then India and other countries.

Pakistan ranks 34 all over the world, in giving charity.
Pakistan ranks 34 all over the world, in giving charity. Source World Giving Index 2011.

 

Nation having Diamonds in different fields.

Pakistan has produced many brilliant minds who proved their skills and superiority in different sectors of life. These mind have created organizations that changed the world, how they were think about Pakistan and Pakistani people. They are never inferior to any one at any moment. Pakistan had produced Abdul Sattar Edhi, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, Dr. Umar Saif, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Nusrat fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Sabri, Dr. Abdus salam and many other people who devoted their time and life for changing world.

Abdul Sattar Edhi
Abdul Sattar Edhi is a symbol of humanity all over the world. He is well known for his services for humanity. Abdul Sattar Edhi’s name is a symbol of pride for every Pakistani.

Abdul Sattar Edhi is a symbol of serving Humanity. Through all his life, Abdul Sattar Edhi served humanity without any discrimination. In his early days, he started from a one room office, begged on roads for helping others. According to some sources, he was the first person in Asia to start first ever Ambulance service and dispensary for injured and sick people. Later on he expanded his work to entire world.

 

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan - Mind behind Pakistan atomic program who put his efforts in making Pakistan a Nuclear state
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan – Mind behind Pakistan atomic program who put his efforts in making Pakistan a Nuclear state

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is the person behind Pakistan Atomic Program. Pakistan has a huge importance due to its geographical location on world map. In past, Pakistan was facing threats from different countries including his neighboring country India, who always tries  to find a way to attack and de-rail Pakistan. In late 80’s it was the need of the time for Pakistan to secure its boundaries. So at that time, Dr. Abdul Qadeer khan came back from Pakistan and imitated Pakistan Nuclear Program and as a result, Pakistan tested its nuclear weapons and arms in 1998 successfully.

 

Dr Umar saif – An educationist and researcher wo worked on different IT Project

Umar Saif is a Pakistani computer scientist and academic. He serves as the vice-chancellor of the Information Technology University and is a senior member of the cabinet of the Punjab province. He received his doctorate from Trinity College, Cambridge.He has also spent four years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, Saif was part of the team that developed system technologies for Project Oxygen. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010 and also selected as one of top 35 young innovators in the world by MIT Technology Review in 2011. He has also received faculty research award from google in 2011. His works includes See n Report, SMS ALL and Pakistan-Punjab Government Dengue prevention program. One of his product SMSall – a mobile social network which got fame and later it was followed by twitter for delivering social media alerts.

Khizer Schon (left) Nasir Schon (middle) and a Dubai Business man (right) - Schon group
Khizer Schon (left) Nasir Schon (middle) and a Dubai Business man (right) – Schon group

Schon Group or Schon properties is a leading business group which originated from Pakistan and later spanned its operations to other countries, including Singapore, UAE and USA. Schon group is currently heading one of largest real estate group in Dubai UAE named Schon properties. Schon properties have launched some of successful real estate projects in UAE which includes Schon Business Park, iSuites, Dubai Lagoon and Laguna Serviced Residences. Currently Khizer schon, Ascher Schon – sons of Nasir schon are leading the business group along with other family groups. Recently they have acquired PSL Franchise for sixth cricket team called Multan Sultans.

Shahid Khan - Pakistani American Business Tycoon
Shahid Khan – Pakistani American Business Tycoon. Photo: Forbes

Shahid Khan is a Pakistani-American business man who born in Lahore, Pakistan and later moved to US to pursue his higher studies. He is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), the English Football League Championship team Fulham F.C., and automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate in Urbana, Illinois. He used to work as an employee at Flex-N-Gate and later he bought Flex-N-Gate from his former employee. Today, 12,450 people are working in Flex-N-Gate and it has more 48 manufacturing plants all over world.

Allama Bashir Farooqi and Saylani welfare trust
Allama Bashir Farooqi and Saylani welfare trust

Allama bashir farooqi and Saylani Welfare Trust are changing lives of people with in and outside Pakistan by helping other. Allama Bashir Farooqi is a religious and spiritual scholar who runs Saylani Welfare Trust – non profit organization to help poor and needy people without any discrimination. His organization feeds more than 150,000 people daily and provide food, shelter and health facilities to injured, sick and affected people free of cost. Their recent initiative called ‘Mass Training Program’ is a revolutionary program that is changing people life rapidly. So far through this program, Saylani Welfare has trained 8000 IT professionals who are serving IT field in different countries. Their aim is to train 40000 IT professionals by the end of year 2018. Saylani welfare is also providing relief aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey and Rohingya refugees and affected people in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

These are just few names of Pakistani people or organizations, who have changed the history and world within Pakistan and outside Pakistan by using their brilliant ideas and hard work.

Pakistan Skyline

In past few years, Pakistan skyline has observed many changes. Many new landmarks and monuments have been built in past 10 years which prove the rapid growth of country in terms of different aspects of life. Pakistan skyline features some of best sculptures of architecture and civil engineering. here are few for your interest.

Centaurus Mall in Islamabad
Centaurus Mall in Islamabad

 

Bahria Icon Tower Karachi (Under Construction – Planned to open for public in Jan 2018)

 

Minar-e-Pakistan - one of the national symbols of Pakistan ideology
Minar-e-Pakistan – one of the national symbols of Pakistan ideology

Minar-e-Pakistan is one of the national symbols of Pakistan ideology and basis of Pakistan. This was the place where people of Pakistan (then Sub Continent) gathered together on 23rd March 1940 and demanded a separate country for the first time in history.
You can see more details about Pakistan Skyline here

Equal Rights for every one

Yes Pakistani Law provides equal rights for every human being in country. No matter you are a Muslim or Non Muslim, you can practice your religion or beliefs freely but without hurting beliefs of other. To protect inter faith harmony and maintain peace, Pakistan law has ruled some lines of limitations but still people are free to practice their religion in a peaceful manner.
Below i am going to share one of most amazing and strange news that no news channel or newspaper have told you earlier. Yes Keep calm and read below

Largest Christian Cross in South Asia is built in Karachi, Pakistan
Largest Christian Cross in South Asia is built in Karachi, Pakistan

This is Asia’s largest Catholic Cross built in middle of Karachi, Pakistan. and yes this is not in India or any other country. Such things can only happens in Pakistan. This cross is built at a christian cemetery located at ‘Gora Qabristan’ in karachi. This cross in more than 145 feet high (more than a fourteen story high building) was built back in 2014.

ST Peters Church - largest catholic church in South Asia.
ST Peters Church – largest catholic church in South Asia.

South Asia’s largest Catholic church was built and inaugurated in 2011 in middle of Karachi City. Church was constructed in an area called ‘Akhtar Colony’ where both Muslims and Christians are living together since ages. This church can host a crowd of more than 5000 people at a time. Again this is not in India, Sri-lanka or any other country. This church is in Karachi, Pakistan.

Information Technology in Pakistan

Information technology in Pakistan is a fastest growing and rising industry that has a lot of potential. Pakistan has over 25 million internet users and is ranked as one of the top countries that have registered a high growth rate in internet penetration. Overall, it has the 27th largest population of internet users in the world. Pakistan is among top 4 countries that provides quality and reliable IT consulting and software development services.  According to sources, Pakistan IT Freelance market has grown to $1 Billion in past few years.

Pakistan Means Peace

Pakistan means Peace
Pakistan means Peace

Pakistan means peace. Pakistan was effected with  terrorism in exterminate in past few years. After 911, a wave of terrorism spread all over the country which took lives of many people. Pakistan Army took a hard step to eliminate terrorism and extremist people from its roots. Pakistan Army performed several operations to arrest terror supporters, financiers and terrorists. As a result many terrorists were killed and some escaped back to their originating countries like India, Afghanistan and some parts of Russia. Now it is clear that Pakistani people don’t war or terrorism in region.

 

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