Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, August 14, 2022

Few Interesting facts about the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

On the occasion of the 77th Independence day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, We bring some facts of the country, which you may have heard rarely.

1. Pakistan is the 5th most populated country in the World with more than 220 million population.

2. Pakistan name means 'Land of the Pure' in Urdu and Persian.

3. Almost half of the Pakistani population are Punjabi and the most commonly spoken language is Punjabi by 48% of its residents.

4. More than 96% of the Pakistani citizens are Muslims, You are reading this article at Saudi-Expatriatesdotcom. See Also : Kuwait resumes visas for Pakistanis after 10 years of ban

5. Pakistan official name is 'Islamic Republic of Pakistan'.

6. Pakistan is the World's first Islamic country to have nuclear power in 1998.

7. Pakistan was part of Indian subcontinent, India and Pakistan got their independence at midnight of 14th and 15th August 1947.

8. Pakistan's national fruit is Mango.

9. Pakistan has more than 150 airports.

10. Malala Yousafzai and Abdus Salam are the two Pakistani nationals who won the Nobel prize.

11. Sugarcane juice (Also called roh) is the national drink of Pakistan.

12. The Pakistan's Kherwa Salt Mine is the oldest and 2nd largest mine in the World.

13. Pakistan's top crops includes Wheat, Sugarcane, Cotton and Rice.

14. Pakistan has more than 50 universities. Recommend : Saudi King approves Grand Mosque construction in Islamabad

15. Only 50% of Pakistani nationals are literate.

16. 10% of the Pakistan's population earn more than 27% of the country's income.

17. K-2 (Chagori) is the highest mountain peak in Pakistan and 2nd in the world.

18. The country also have a rare species of 'Blind Dolphin' found in its Indus river water.

19. The Nation has 6th largest armed force in the world with around 617,000 people.

20. Islamabad's Shah Faisal Mosque can hold nearly 100,000 worshipers at a time.

21. Urdu and English are the languages of the Pakistan. See Also : Why do Pakistan celebrates its Independence day on 14th August

22. Nearly half of the footballs of world are manufactures from Pakistan.

23. The Country has one of the largest irrigation system in the world with 1.4 million hectares of land.

24. Changa Manga is the largest and oldest man-made forest.

25. World largest deep sea port 'Gwadar' is in Pakistan.

26. One in every 3 Pakistani's live below the federal poverty line, 74% of population lives on less than 2$ per day, while 17% live on less than 1.25$.

27. More than 1 million migrants from Afghanistan have settled in Pakistan.

28. Karachi is Pakistan's largest city and is home to 14 million people. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Google News

29. Benazir Bhutto was Pakistan's first woman prime minister and in any Muslim country.

30. Pakistan is home to world's 2nd largest Muslim population after Indonesia.

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This article was first published on on 14th August 2020 and update on 14th August 2023

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